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YENTL at 40: No Wonder We Love Barbra Streisand!

Were you to walk the streets of Cullman (AL) on a night in 1975, you would find yourself in a very quiet place. Cullman is small, surrounded on all sides by farmland and clumps of sweetgum trees. On that 70s night, it would have been dark, and, save the radio of an occasional passing pickup, quiet. But if you followed the right street down into a flat residential area, a voice could eventually be made out, just over the din of the cicadas.… read more.

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From ‘Marjoe’ to ‘Strike’: Sarah Kernochan’s Career of Reinvention

Yes, Sarah Kernochan has won two Academy Awards. But that barely scratches the surface of her decades-long career, where she has been everything from director to novelist to screenwriter to musician. 

“I didn’t have any ambition to be a director, and certainly not a documentary filmmaker,” Sarah said, looking back on her Academy-Award winning feature, Marjoe.read more.

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Playing a range of roles, Margot Robbie is the real life Barbie

Happy birthday, Margot Robbie! As Margot turns 33, and with the nationwide hype surrounding her upcoming Barbie movie, now is the perfect time to celebrate one of our generation’s most iconic actresses. 

Born in Dalby, Queensland, Australia, Margot started out her performing arts career in a different way than you’d expect: she attended circus school, receiving a certificate for trapeze at the age of eight.read more.

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Composer Rachel Portman is a Mastermind of Movie Music

Today is the seventh anniversary of the release date of Their Finest, a period drama directed by Lone Scherfig about a scriptwriter for propaganda films during the time of the Blitz. The score of the film had to take the viewer back in time to the 40’s, while bolstering the high stakes and drama, and balancing the romantic elements of the plot.read more.

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Oscar 2023 Has No Place for ‘The Woman King’

By all relevant measures, The Woman King – directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood – must be considered a widely successful film. The Woman King was not only the #1 USA box office draw on its opening weekend (grossing almost $95 million in theatres worldwide since), it also received high ratings amongst numerous film review outlets (including a 94% FRESH rating on Rotten Tomatoes).… read more.

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Elizabeth McBride’s costumes grace many iconic films of the ’90s

When Driving Miss Daisy was released on this day in 1989, it was a hit amongst critics and audiences alike, and became a classic. The film was applauded for its incredible performances by both principal actors, and there’s no doubt that the costumes helped their characters come alive. The costuming for Driving Miss Daisy was one of the earliest successes of costume designer Elizabeth McBride. read more.

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