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Ursula Andress and Sean Connery in Dr. No.

James Bond Turns 50

Half a century ago, James Bond captured the zeitgeist of his time. Today, audiences are still fascinated with the dashing, unflappable secret agent.  More

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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