Liz Taylor had quite a film decade. Starring in the most costly film ever made (at the time), meeting her future husband Richard Burton, receiving two Academy Awards, and becoming probably the most photographed women in the world – that’s crazy. As you look at the films below, notice the swing between glamour and slutty … More Elizabeth Taylor 1960s Films: Campy, Trampy and Vampy
Deadpan. Dry sense of humor. Obtuse. Passive-aggressive. Sharp-witted. He was all of these things. With Charles Grodin, you never quite knew if he was serious or kidding, or both. His expression and tone were the same, so you were not sure if it was put-on or he was offended about something. He brought this style … More Charles Grodin
As an eight-year old boy traveling from Europe to America with his younger brother, Mike Nichols would grow up to more than live the American Dream. He became a Tony and Oscar winning director, and Grammy recipient for his comedy records. Nichols had the kind of life that an immigrant boy could only imagine in … More Mike Nichols
That’s probably the most memorable line from The Graduate. A question and a plea. In 1967, the story of a mature, married woman initiating an affair with a young man was pretty racy, as they would say. And yet, every actor and actress wanted to be in this film. Well, except for a few. Doris … More Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me…Aren’t You?
Catch-22 is one of the most iconic American books and catch-phrases in our language. I first read the book in 8th grade, it wasn’t my first choice, but Mrs. Wilbur challenged me to read a meaty novel, and this one was at home. So, Catch-22 it was. A massive book with non-linear structure and dream-like … More Catch-22: Observations