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Pulp Fiction: cesspool enchantment

The first time I saw the movie Pulp Fiction, probably in the late 1990s, I thought, “Ugh—thank god I don’t have to watch that again.” In programming the 1990s section of my History of Cinema Festival I left Pulp Fiction … Continue reading

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It’s a Wonderful Life—what it means

Remember Christmas? As part of our Christmas viewing Kimmie and I watched the 1946 classic It’s a Wonderful Life, and in a first post and a second post I offered up my earlier search for the controlling idea or theme … Continue reading

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It’s a Wonderful Life—still

In a recent post I mentioned that Kimmie and I watched the movie It’s a Wonderful Life on Christmas Eve, and I started talking about my impressions of it. In that post I mainly talked about what happens in the … Continue reading

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