Rebecca Wright

Rebecca has a B.A. in the Humanities with an emphasis in film and writing. She holds an M.A. in American and British literature. She loves to explore all film genres, but has a special place in her heart for big epics like "Cleopatra" and "Ben-Hur."

DVD Review: Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse

Director Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 film Apocalypse Now is one of the most studied and discussed movies in motion picture history. Scholars and fans alike have discussed the nuances of the Vietnam War themed story adnauseam. Adding to the legend of Apocalypse Now are the well documented difficulties that Coppola encountered in his unwavering drive …

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DVD Review: Leading Ladies Collection Volume 2

Warner Brothers has released Leading Ladies Collection Volume 2. The set consists of A Big Hand for the Little Lady starring Joanne Woodward, Henry Fonda and Jason Robards, I’ll Cry Tomorrow starring Susan Hayward, Rich and Famous starring Candice Bergen and Jacqueline Bisset, Shoot the Moon starring Diane Keaton and Albert Finney and Up the …

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Otto Preminger’s ‘Skidoo’

I recently read and reviewed Otto Preminger: The Man Who Would Be King. Few would argue that the Academy award nominated director made some wonderful films in over fifty years in the movie business. However, As Otto grew older, he began to lose touch with his knack for understanding the American moviegoer’s taste in films.

‘Mr. Whipple’ Dies

Dick Wilson, the actor who made the catchphrase, ““Please, don’t squeeze the Charmin,” a part of pop culture history, died Monday. He was 91. Wilson played George Whipple in over 500 commercials from 1964 to 1985.

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