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The Rise and Fall of Katherine Hepburn’s Fake Accent

When Hollywood turned to talkies, it created a not-quite-British, not-quite-American style of speaking often called the “Transatlantic” or “Mid-Atlantic” accent which has all but disappeared. “Play it, Sam. Play ‘As Time Goes By,’” purrs a moon-faced Ingrid Bergman in the now-famous scene from 1942′s Casablanca. Staccato t’s and accordion-stretched a’s lend a musical flavor to Bergman’s lilt. Read MoreRead More

Clint Eastwood & Darren Aronofsky On Actors

Academy Award-winning director Clint Eastwood in conversation with Academy Award-nominee Darren Aronofsky following the world premiere of Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story. How Actors Are Like Horses: Eastwood has the audience in stitches as he explains how he learned not to yell “action!” back in his “Rawhide” days. Difficult Actors: Eastwood tells a story of Read MoreRead More

Bruce Lee, Before and After the Dragon

In just a three year span, Bruce Lee starred in a handful of films that catapulted the martial arts genre into a global phenomenon. His sudden death, 40 years ago, left an enormous vacuum, with audiences around the world desperately craving more of the first Chinese superstar it had ever known. Answering the demand came Read MoreRead More

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