WaterlooBridge1931

Waterloo Bridge (1931)

I felt incredibly stupid popping in the first volume of Forbidden Hollywood and realizing its version of Waterloo Bridge was not what I anticipated. I thought the only version of this depressing tale of prostitution and doomed love was the 1940s feature starring Vivien Leigh. Actually, that’s a remake of this James Whale romantic drama…

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I Said Yes to Everything: A Memoir

Lee Grant certainly proves that she said yes to everything during her time on and off the Hollywood screen. It’s the trouble explaining and contextualizing where the “yes’” came from that’s the problem. Make no mistake, Grant’s candid memoirs sees her naming names, ironic considering her blacklisting in light of the McCarthy hearings, and discussing…

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Too Much, Too Soon (1958)

Biopic Theater is back, and now on Fridays! I’m still gauging whether this will go weekly, bi-weekly, or do more of a “seasonal” feature wherein it runs for a couple months of the year, but for right now let’s just enjoy the fact I’m getting back into the biopic spirit! What better family to kick…

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Judgment at Nuremberg (1963)

There are certain real-world events Hollywood is quick to capitalize on and others they take their time with (the Vietnam War in the ’70s-’80s). Judgment at Nuremberg is a landmark film for its honest, no-holds barred discussion of the Holocaust where, after the dust had settled, the US and its treaties and coddling of certain…