Monthly Archives: February 2016

Oscar Snubs

The Oscar presentation drama is finally over.  Many of you know how I feel about the contest, that’s it’s political, it’s not empirical but it is what it is and I did like The Revenant, Spotlight and Bridge of Spies … Continue reading

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Deborah Kerr – many nominations, no oscars

Last night we watched “The Sundowners” with Robert Mitchum, Kerr and Peter Ustinov.  Directed by Fred Zinneman.  The film was made in 1960 and might have been one of the first glimpses of Australia that many Americans ever saw.  Mitchum … Continue reading

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State of the Union and Polling

Wrapped up the film series on how Hollywood has treated the Presidential campaign process with the Frank Capra directed “State of the Union” starring Tracy, Hepburn, Van Johnson, Angela Lansbury and Adolph Menjou plus some other surprises.  We had a … Continue reading

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Mike Nichols – director

After watching Primary Colors yesterday, which everyone enjoyed; we came home to find that we had recorded a recent American Masters on PBS show about Mike Nichols.  We watched it and are more than ever convinced that he was one … Continue reading

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