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The Aviator (2004)

While not quite as prolific as Marilyn Monroe, Howard Hughes’ life has yielded a few biopics over time. I gave my thoughts on Tommy Lee Jones’ portrayal in The Amazing Howard Hughes in 2012 (in a nutshell, it wasn’t that amazing), while Larry Buchanan’s Hughes and Harlow: Angels in Hell continues to elude to me…

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The Thrill of It All (1963)

Second-wave feminism (you’ve already stopped reading, haven’t you?) wouldn’t crop up for another couple of years, but that’s not to say Hollywood wasn’t doing its part showing women were sick, tired, and unwilling to take it anymore! Okay, maybe things weren’t that militant, but director Norman Jewison (who went on to helm the groundbreaking In the…

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The Heiress (1949)

**This is my contribution to the Miriam Hopkins blogathon over at Silver Screenings.  Check out the other amazing entries in the blogathon here!*** It’s interesting that this film has been recommended to me by Netflix for months and I always ignored it.  This proves I’m an idiot as The Heiress is superb.  A tale of love…

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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…