Flickgrrl Archive: April, 2010

Do Not Pass Go: Ridley Scott's "Monopoly"

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According to New York Mag's Vulture, Sir Ridley Scott, Master and Commander himself, thinks that his movie based on the board game Monopoly... Read more

Viggo Mortensen Before He Became Viggo Mortensen

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A byproduct of the DVR/DVD/VOD age is the experience of rewatching a film and being startled that a star-to-be twinkled in the background,... Read more

Jamie Lee Curtis Remembers Mom Janet Leigh

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Flickgrrl, who adheres to the principle that a million dollars should be spent financing an independent movie, not wining and dining potential... Read more

On Demand: Barbara Stanwyck in "Baby Face"

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The Bible has 10 commandments. The Motion Picture Production Code enacted in 1934 had 37 more, most designed to curb Mae West's lip-smacking... Read more

Abs-urd!

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It's been 75 years since Clark Gable went shirtless in Mutiny on the Bounty. And 18 years since Mark Wahlberg touted his torso in Calvin Klein... Read more

Norman Rockwell's Influence on Lucas and Spielberg

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It's hard to quantify Norman Rockwell's impact on Hollywood. The artist and illustrator (1894--1978) idealized 20th-century America on thousands... Read more

Dede Allen, Editor Who Rewrote Film Grammar, 1923-2010

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Before Dede Allen, the legendary film editor who died Saturday at the age of 86, most classic Hollywood movies had a subject-verb-object grammar... Read more

Best. Robin Hood. Ever?

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Starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett, Ridley Scott's Robin Hood opens May 14, prompting sister film scribe Moira McDonald to poll her... Read more