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Classic Hollywood: Films of '62: The Miracle Worker Classics on Chestnut

Classic Hollywood: Films of ’62: The Miracle Worker

When I was a child, my mother’s Aunt Irene would sometimes visit us. Irene was deaf, but she communicated by reading lips and speaking in what sounded like French to my young ears. Mom, who had grown up around Irene, could understand her perfectly. I felt as if I needed those headsets that U.N. delegates wear so translators can interpret the proceedings in the listener’s native tongue. Read More Read More
Classic Hollywood: Films of '52: High Noon Classics on Chestnut

Classic Hollywood: Films of ’52: High Noon

They say High Noon is popular with presidents: Reportedly, it was the favorite movie of Ronald Reagan, G.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton, who allegedly screened it 17 times during his tenure. Being the commander in chief of the free world is a lonely job – Clinton joked that the White House is “the crown jewel in the federal penal system.” Read More Read More
Classic Hollywood: Films of '47: Out of the Past Classics on Chestnut

Classic Hollywood: Films of ’47: Out of the Past

Out of the Past isn’t just a movie. It’s the archetype of film noir. At TCM.com, Felicia Feaster and John M. Miller break down the drama’s key attributes: “Bitter, cynical, fatalistic and peppered with some of the best tough-guy dialogue in the genre, Out of the Past is a consummate example” of the hard-boiled flicks that flooded theaters in the 1940s and ‘50s. Read More Read More

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