Flickgrrl Archive: November, 2010

Irvin Kershner (1923 -- 2010), Philly Vanguardist, Hollywood Yoda

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Irvin Kershner, the Yoda-like director who mentored George Lucas and directed The Empire Strikes Back (1980), died Saturday in Los Angeles... Read more

What Did Leslie Nielsen Do That Cracked You Up Most?

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Unimaginable. Leslie Nielsen, onetime Inquirer pitchman, upright son of a Mountie and earnest star of Forbidden Planet, the guy who struck... Read more

The Sound of Music: White Elephant or Whiff of Edelweiss?

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Revered by audiences who made it one of the most successful films of all time, reviled by Pauline Kael who kvetched that it seemed mechanically-engineered... Read more

Come Here Often?: Movie Nightclubs for Swingers and Singers

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Watching Burlesque, the preposterous and intermittently entertaining backstage musical that takes place in a nightclub and, like Flashdance... Read more

The Penultimate (Harry) Potter Movie

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Rather liked the new Harry Potter movie, or Harry 7.1, as its known in my house. (Read my review here.) But is it heretical (or do I say Harretical?)... Read more

Movie Matchmaker: Can a Movie Save This Marriage?

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By way of introducing a new Flickgrrl feature, Movie Matchmaker, an anecdote: Some 15 years ago, I gave a talk at a Penn conference. Afterwards... Read more

Jill Clayburgh 1944--2010

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In 1981, when the appointment of Sandra Day O’Connor, the first female Supreme Court justice, was still a gleam in Pres. Reagan’s... Read more

Elia Kazan: Beyond the Waterfront

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Finally, an essential DVD box set. On November 9, the Elia Kazan Film Collection, an 18-disc treasure chest including 15 works by the American... Read more