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Grauman's Chinese Theater update:

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  • December 14, 2009 3:23 AM
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After posting my story (see Big Shoes to Fill - In the Rain) about hosting Robert Downey, Jr.’s hand-and-footprint ceremony I got a nice note from Stacey Behlmer, who (as Stacey Endres, then unmarried) co-wrote the definitive book on the history of the theater, Hollywood at Your Feet. She had a few notes and corrections to pass along: “I can't vouch for the ceremonies that took place after [our book] was published, but it did rain on a couple of the earlier ceremonies: James Mason was one and the Anne Baxter/Gregory Peck dual ceremony was another. Baxter actually drew an umbrella, a heart, and the sun in the cement and inscribed something about DEAR SID RAIN OR SHINE I LOVE YOU.”

Year End Film Book Survey - 2009

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  • December 14, 2009 1:57 AM
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I love reading film books but I simply can't keep up with all the new titles that come over the transom...so, with holiday gift-giving in mind, I have compiled this annotated listing based on my first impressions of these recent releases, including a few that haven't gotten the attention they deserve. I haven't bothered to list anything that doesn't seem worthwhile. If you click on the book covers or titles, you'll be taken directly to their purchase page at Amazon.com.

Up in the Air

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  • December 14, 2009 1:48 AM
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Up in the Air is the best film I’ve seen all year. Frankly, that isn’t much of a compliment, so let me be clearer: this is mainstream moviemaking at its best. It’s entertaining, first and foremost, but it’s also thoughtful, timely, and provocative. The film has been...

Sign In Please

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  • December 14, 2009 12:24 AM
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Big Shoes To Fill - In The Rain

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  • December 13, 2009 11:56 AM
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Year End Film Book Survey - 2009 Part 2

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  • December 13, 2009 9:57 AM
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North By Northwest

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  • December 13, 2009 7:22 AM
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Funny, I thought the last DVD release of this Alfred Hitchcock gem was definitive, with an excellent hour-long documentary hosted by its leading lady, Eva Marie Saint, and a commentary track by its articulate screenwriter, Ernest Lehman. How lucky for us that Warner Home Video decided that the movie’s 50th anniversary warranted the investment of returning...

The Three Stooges Collection, Vol. 7 – 1952-1954

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  • December 13, 2009 4:46 AM
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Alfred Hitchcock Presents Ghost Stories For Young People/Famous Monsters Speak

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  • December 13, 2009 4:11 AM
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Little Golden Records...The Best of

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  • December 13, 2009 4:03 AM
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