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Gratitude for a Generous (and Growing!) Group

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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, 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
Classic Hollywood: Casablanca Classics on Chestnut

Classic Hollywood: Casablanca

Humphrey Bogart told Orson Welles that he was shooting “the worst picture I’ve ever been in.” Ingrid Bergman pleaded with director Michael Curtiz to reveal which man her character would choose, yet with daily script revisions, the best Curtiz could offer was, “Play it in between.” Everyone at Warner Bros. thought it would be a big, fat nothin’ muffin. Read More Read More

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