Tag Archives: Movies

How Heroes are Made

“The embodiment of granted prayer” was how George W. Trendle envisioned the Lone Ranger, created to build an audience for his low-budget, independent radio station in 1933. Trendle used all the stock virtues of heroes, but in such high quantities that there was no space left for personality. The Lone Ranger was a paragon of justice, and extremely popular. ... More

June 6, 1933: America Goes Out to the Movies

The first drive-in opened for business near Camden, New Jersey, 66 years ago this week. The drive-in movie craze peaked in 1958. As twilight fell on those Summer evenings, over 5,000 outdoor screens were flickering to life in fields from Maine to Monterey, attracting millions of movie-goers. Most of those theaters are now gone. A few remain. An even smaller number are still in operation. ... More
Gratitude

Gratitude

Scanning through the movie listings in the newspaper, I never would have put Slumdog Millionaire on my must-see list. Just one of the many lessons I was reminded of during this movie: Don’t judge a film by its title. It was excellent. An inspirational tale about a young boy from the slums of Mumbai who […] ... More
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