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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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Of the Day – Episode 6 – 10.26.09

Read of the Day: Several bloggers are speculating about the possibility that James Cameron’s upcoming Avatar movie is ripped off from a 1957 short story by Poul Anderson. There are quite a few undeniable coincidences. [CHUD] News of the Day: My hopes for Ricky Gervais to be the Oscar host are probably not coming true […]

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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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