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Steyn's Song of the Week

Young at Heart

ImageLike the song says:

Fairy tales can come true
It can happen to you...

It happened to Frank Sinatra three months after recording our Friday song, "I've Got The World On A String": He had, finally, a movie role worthy of his talents - Maggio in From Here To Eternity. It opened in August 1953, and was a sensation. Six months later he had an Academy Award - for acting, which, as Sammy Cahn liked to say, "isn't even what he does". On Oscar night, March 2nd 1954, Frank literally ran down the aisle...

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Mark at the Movies

Distant Intimacy in the Dining Car

This week's movie column is by way of a postscript to last week's, Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train. Strangers on a Train is a great movie, but not a great train movie. Hitchcock made several of those, from The Lady Vanishes to North by Northwest, and the latter contains what I think of as the all-time great strangers-on-a-train scene, and one I always think of if I'm in the dining car of an at least potentially exotic choo-choo - the Eurostar, say - and a glamorous femme comes sashaying ...

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Ave atque vale

The Riches in Rags

E L Doctorow at the dawn of the American century

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Steyn on Culture

I've Got A Crush On You, Baby

If abortion were the respectable medical procedure its proponents insist it is, there would be no such thing as "Planned Parenthood", anymore than there is a Planned Hernia megacorp...

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On the Town

Dads - on-screen, on-stage, and off

For this Father's Day weekend, I thought we'd enjoy a word from Jack Lemmon. Not because he's my dad, but because a quarter-century of Father's Days ago, I spent a little bit of time with him...

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