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Bertolt Brecht's advice, as taken up by the new Germany, and France, and Britain...
This Bastille Day, let's take a look back at a classic French film reviewed by Mark on its 50th anniversary in 2014: Half-a-century ago - February 19th 1964 - one of my favorite films opened in cinemas across France - Les Parapluies de Cherbourg - or The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. It's one of those movies that if I ever come across channel-surfing I usually find myself stopping and watching through to the end. Its composer was Michel Legrand, not yet a name in Hollywood and the Oscar-winning composer of "Windmills Of Your Mind", as quoted in Paragraph 111 of my Answer to Plaintiff's Amended Complaint in Mann vs Steyn et al. His big anglophone hits still lay ahead. Since Les Parapluies, I've acquired a modest connection to M Legrand, and not ...
Paul Sorvino will be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame later this year. Beyond his myriad film credits, Sorvino is also the nephew of the subject of Eduardo di Capua's classic operatic song, O Sole Mio.
The first mass shooter motivated by YouTube "de-monetization" policies
Michael E Mann's defamation suit against me enters its sixth year in the constipated bowels of DC justice...
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