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Meet the Actors Inside Classic Full-Body Costumes

Their appearances in film are iconic and yet you never see their face. Here are the actors behind some classic costumed characters. Dan Richter, the Ape from 2001: Space Odyssey (1968, dir.: Stanley Kubrick) Richter was a poor, vagabond mime when Stanley Kubrick plucked him from obscurity to choreograph and star in the remarkable “Dawn Read MoreRead More

Will The Real Mr Sellers Please Stand Up (1969)

From Cinephelia & Beyond: A weird 1969 Peter Sellers documentary, made to promote The Magic Christian. The documentary was never repeated by the BBC, possibly due to the fact that Peter Sellers thought he came across as depressed. Spike Milligan narrates and dissects Peter’s persona in the process. A word of warning: The documentary includes strong Read MoreRead More

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

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