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February Career Appreciation: John Ford

Today (February 1, 2010) would have been legendary director John Ford’s 116th Birthday, so I thought it would be appropriate to spend the month of February appreciating the auteur and his work. The four time Oscar winning director has turned out some of the greatest films that Hollywood has ever seen. Ford was voted the […]

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Take the Ultimate Fred Astaire Quiz!

Career appreciation for the great Fred Astaire is beginning to pick up for the month of December. I’ve been watching some of the early Astaire/Rogers classics and as a result my days have been grand. Starting off coverage of the dancing sensation I have compiled the ultimate Fred Astaire quiz. There are 25 questions ranging […]

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December at Film Misery is Fred Astaire Month!

Career appreciation gets back into gear this month after a brief hiatus (my apologies to William Wyler). Things will kick back into gear with an entire month dedicated to the illustrious career of the great Fred Astaire. This is the first Career Appreciation I have ever done for a non-filmmaker and I’m very excited. Whenever […]

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REVIEW: ‘Jezebel’ (1938)

Grade: B+ The precursor to Vivien Leigh’s performance in Gone With the Wind when it comes to Southern Belles with an attitude is Bette Davis’s fantastic turn in William Wyler’s Jezebel. Davis delivers one of the finest performances of her career as the rebellious Miss Julie, whose desire to avoid conformity to Southern mores eventually […]

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October Career Appreciation: William Wyler

I’m getting a late start to this month’s career appreciation, but without further ado I present an October dedicated to the films of William Wyler. Last month I was overwhelmed with Robert Altman’s huge filmography as a director. Wyler has a comparable list of hits, but luckily this time I am not so unprepared. I […]

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