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The #Oscars: It’s About Having a Place in History

Once you’re nominated for an Oscar, you and your film have a firm place in cinema history; it may be a small corner of the universe, but as we learned in BIRDMAN  or (The Unexpected Virtue of Whatever), it’s about … Continue reading

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What I Would Tell The Academy If I Were Up On That Stage: #ShameOnYou

I graduated high school and went off to college in 1970, so the 1971 Oscars were the first in a long line of broadcasts I probably didn’t see.  I may have found a dorm lounge to watch it on, but … Continue reading

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The First Time Ever I Saw the #Oscars

I actually kept a ‘diary’ back in those days, but it’s all been dumped into the dustbin of family history, and to this day, I can’t be sure which one was my first Academy Awards.  I think it was 1962, … Continue reading

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Happy Hand Holding Day, World

The idea was simple, elegant even. The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco has named Sunday, July 24 as “Hand Holding Day”. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4098948,00.html I wanted to video a “hand holding day” protest at the fountain here in Santa Rosa. People … Continue reading

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“Nine” – not!

All right, so I just finished watching Nine (the musical, not the animated science fiction film); in 2 parts – almost exactly at the end of the first hour, I lost attention, so I turned it off and returned to … Continue reading

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Theatre and serious social concerns

My friend’s daughter was in a production of West Side Story, and posted the following picture on Facebook: The first thing I noticed was how young the Jets were, which prompted the following exchange (apologies G, if you’re not happy): … Continue reading

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