Category Archives: Film

A Belated Meditation

When you’re telling the greatest story ever told, there’s a lot of pressure to tell it well.  You must be accurate in your telling, faithful to history, but you must be creative as well, making the story new in some … Continue reading

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Marni Nixon: ‘The Ghostess with the Mostess’

            You’ve probably never seen Marni Nixon’s face, but chances are, you’ve heard her voice.  She provided the vocals for the leading ladies of some of Hollywood’s most renowned musicals—Anna (Deborah Kerr) in The King … Continue reading

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Wretch Turned Treasure: or, Miserable no more

This past weekend, I watched the 1998 film Les Miserables for the umpteenth time.  It’s a historical drama set in early 19th-century France and based on the novel by Victor Hugo.  Yes, it definitely has elements of melodrama (its efforts … Continue reading

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