Archive for September, 2012

Tippi Now and Then

Friday, September 28th, 2012

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As Tippi Hedren stood on the Redford Theatre stage on September 28, 2012, an angle of light on her face gave me a glimpse of the younger Tippi whom I had just seen in the first half of the Redford’s screening of the 1963 Alfred Hitchcock thriller The Birds.

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Powerful Illusion

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

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For many years, my Christmas video watching included the 1937 French World War I drama Grand Illusion, which was directed by Jean Renoir. Towards its end, there is a poignant Christmas Eve scene that, for me, always added another dimension to the peaceful message and communal feeling of the season.

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Familiar Faces

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

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For many people attending the Redford Theatre’s September 7, 2012 screening of the 1972 comedy What’s Up, Doc?, much of the fun came from seeing familiar faces from television shows and other movies.

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