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05.17.2014 | | Posted at 08:45 AM

Biography of an Untouchable

By David Luhrssen
Douglas Perry’s biography Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero (Viking) doesn’t explore the future of the agent’s fame, but sets the record straight about his accomplishments.
Monday, Nov. 18, 2013

Movies that offered alternative explanations for JFK’s death

 Most anyone living at the time can clearly recall hearing the news on that Friday afternoon of Nov. 22, 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Little wonder that several movies have dealt with those events in Dallas
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013

Movies on the nuclear apocalypse (that never happened)

Daunting international tension has been the subject of several movies in which the president of the United States had to bite the bullet to avoid nuclear war. Among the most notable are Fail Safe (1964) with Henry Fonda; World War III (1982) with Rock Hudson; By Dawn’s Early Light (1990) with Martin
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
 This Superman is an origin story that casts Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel. We meet Superman as a youngster when his adopted Earth father, Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), advises Clark to keep his superpowers to himself
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008

Reaching Swing Voters

It's not hard to imagine: Frank Capra, who directed Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and It's a Wonderful Life, would have made Swing Vote had he lived today. He might have made this civics lesson in American politics more concise and a bit sharper, but he would applaud the spirit, the message and the delivery. Swing Vote is a movie dramatizing the hopeful democratic idea that everyone's vote counts. Kevin Costner is no Jimmy Stewart but he's a plausible stand-in for Capra's other favorite actor, Gary Cooper. In Swing Vote, Costner's . . .
08.01.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
It�s not hard to imagine: Frank Capra, who directed Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and It�s a Wonderful Life, would have made Swing Vote had he lived today. He might have made this civics lesson in American politics more concise and a bit sharper, but he would applaud the spirit, the message and the delivery. Swing Vote is a movie dramatizing the hopeful democratic idea that everyone�s vote co...

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