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Top 100 blues, or how we remember movies
5 years ago

Top 100 blues, or how we remember movies

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Everyone loves a top 10, but you don’t have to write them. Some people take them so seriously. I wrote a top 10 of bicycle movies recently, timed to …
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Monkey business, or simian cinema strikes back
5 years ago

Monkey business, or simian cinema strikes back

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This column is dedicated to Albert the rhesus macaque, the first simian astronaut, launched towards space on an American version of the V2 rocket on June 11, 1948. Albert …
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More stars than there are in heaven, and what they earn
5 years ago

More stars than there are in heaven, and what they earn

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Who’s the biggest star in Hollywood and who cares? I’m not talking celebrities. Celebrities are dull. Who can keep up with who’s in and who’s out and who married which …
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Remembering Judy Garland
5 years ago

Remembering Judy Garland

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Judy Garland died 45 years ago today. Her fifth husband Mickey Deans found her in the bathroom of their mews house at 4 Cadogan Lane, Chelsea, around 10am on June …
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John Ford and the D-Day footage
5 years ago

John Ford and the D-Day footage

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Was John Ford a liar, as well as a drunk? The director who made Stagecoach, How Green Was My Valley, The Grapes of Wrath and many other great pictures also …
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