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Death by Amnesia, or How French Cinema Culture Can Save Us All

The reason I write about cinema at all is because, at the age of 15, my high school French teacher sent our class to an art theater to see Jean Cocteau’s "Beauty and the Beast."
  • By Ian Grey
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  • November 8, 2012 9:43 AM
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Returning to St. Eligius: ST. ELSEWHERE, 30 Years Later, Part 3

Even more than 24 years after that final episode of St. Elsewhere aired, dividing viewers and cast members on its meaning and whether or not someone had yanked a rug from beneath their feet in some way, it was foolhardy to think I’d pull off an appropriate anniversary tribute to the show in a single installment.
  • By Edward Copeland
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  • November 8, 2012 9:37 AM
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VIDEO ESSAY: Abraham Lincoln in Movies and TV (1915-2012)

From D.W. Griffith to Steven Spielberg, from Shirley Temple to Bill & Ted, four score and seventeen years of Abraham Lincoln in pop culture finds the legend very much alive.
  • By Kevin B. Lee
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  • November 7, 2012 12:05 PM
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Returning to St. Eligius: ST. ELSEWHERE, 30 Years Later, Part 2

Your ears didn’t deceive you. In the clip above, Dr. Wayne Fiscus (Howie Mandel) takes a verbal walk down Memory Lane as his residency at St. Eligius comes to a close in the final episode of "St. Elsewhere"’s six-year run and says it lasted “three years.”
  • By Edward Copeland
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  • November 5, 2012 8:00 AM
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On the QT, Chapter 3: THE MAN FROM HOLLYWOOD: The Pastiche Pique

Quentin Tarantino is pretty much the quintessential film-school darling, the sort of filmmaker whose work appeals most strongly to those in high school or college—but, to paraphrase Diane Keaton in "Manhattan," you absolutely grow out of it. Or you mostly do, anyway.
  • By Calum Marsh
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  • November 2, 2012 8:15 AM
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