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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

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

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