A Little Night Music: Café Culture in 50's Hollywood

Yes, I know it’s a symptom of my having been born in the wrong era, but there’s something about the red orange cigarette glow of a bohemian café in the 50s that drives me wild. Not that I by any means intend to romanticize a lifestyle that could lead to a chronic pulmonary disease, but […]

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A Little Night Music: Café Culture in 50’s Hollywood

Yes, I know it’s a symptom of my having been born in the wrong era, but there’s something about the red orange cigarette glow of a bohemian café in the 50s that drives me wild. Not that I by any means intend to romanticize a lifestyle that could lead to a chronic pulmonary disease, but […]

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10 Best Pic Noms for '09

Ok, so this morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that starting with next year’s ceremony the Best Picture category will now feature 10 nominees. Academy president Sid Ganis says “After more than six decades, the Academy is returning to some of its earlier roots, when a wider field competed for the […]

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10 Best Pic Noms for ’09

Ok, so this morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that starting with next year’s ceremony the Best Picture category will now feature 10 nominees. Academy president Sid Ganis says “After more than six decades, the Academy is returning to some of its earlier roots, when a wider field competed for the […]

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Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland – First Look!

The Guardian today announced that official new stills have been released from Tim Burton’s upcoming retelling of the children’s classic Alice in Wonderland. If you’re a Burton fan like myself then you have no doubt been keenly anticipating to see exactly what the master of the delightfully frightful has done with Lewis Carroll’s mindbending masterpiece. […]

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Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland – First Look!

The Guardian today announced that official new stills have been released from Tim Burton’s upcoming retelling of the children’s classic Alice in Wonderland. If you’re a Burton fan like myself then you have no doubt been keenly anticipating to see exactly what the master of the delightfully frightful has done with Lewis Carroll’s mindbending masterpiece. […]

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Packard Lit Pick: What Happens Next? A History of Hollywood Screenwriting

What Happens Next: A History of American Screenwriting By Marc Norman Three Rivers Press List price: $17.95 Brawling, boozing, brilliance and all manner of ballyhoo swirl around like a brandy in a snifter in this deliciously vivid, vibrant and endlessly fascinating work from Marc Norman. F Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda running amok at Hollywood parties, […]

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