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Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn

Charade Showcases Dazzling Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn's compassion intensified during early hardship, growing up in Europe during World War II. Travelers to Europe today would find it difficult to imagine that enduring near-starvation was the plight of one who lived to become the most iconic movie star of her era. World War II left its ...
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Peyton Place

Metalious’s Peyton Place shatters illusions of 1950s

Through the decades of the 1940s and 1950s in America, societal monotony with its binary vision and easy moral choices began to change into a complex and uncomfortable nation of people, thanks in part to a revolutionary foray into areas of literary taboo in movies and in books such as ...
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drilling rigs

Celebrity protest: Gasland or La La Land?

Though there are many concerns among groups in the US regarding hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"), the opinions of some groups are quite polarized and more glaring than others. This article suggests consideration for perspectives not often heard in the ads and news items—those of local landowners and others most affected by ...
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houston ship channel

Where and How Did Our Oil and Gasland Begin–Do We Really Want to End It?

If you've ever had any doubt that movies influence, look no further than to consider the effects of this month's movie, Gasland (Fox, 2010). It is difficult to imagine how a propaganda film that presents such a complex technical topic to a public audience could garner much interest, let alone ...
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Gasland: Russia and Others Promote the Runaway Bandwagon

When settling down to watch a documentary film, I remind myself of two important things:
  1. Rarely does a documentary film tell the whole story.
  2. People believe what they want to believe.1
It was with this mindset that I watched Gasland (Fox, 2010), not just with an open mind, but ...
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