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  2. The Belgium Film Critics Association Awards of the Grand Prix de Union de la critique de Cinema began in the early 1950’s. In 1955 it awarded this 1954 film Best Picture … Neapolitan Carousel (1954) Ettore Giannini, Italy
  3. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Mark Harris‏Verified account@MarkHarrisNYC It would be great if journalists went into the next WH press briefing with the attitude that they are protectors of the truth holding a dishonest public servant to account, not middle schoolers trying to handle a mean substitute teacher.
  4. This clip conveys the patriotic style from the get-go. It is all set up in a way to show the ideals of the American Dream. We see Cohan and the Butler making their way up the stairs, alluding optimism. The downward camera angle gives us the perspective of moving onwards and upwards beyond the terrors of war. There are large portraits of American Presidents which establishes a sense of nobility. The White House appears very homely with pictures, flowers, plants, furniture, fireplace etc. The first shot we see in the flashback is of an American flag. The dialogue supports the scene design. Although the Butler is supposed to be off duty he wants to meet Cohan out of sheer respect. He tells Cohan that the song Grand Old Flag is “just as good today as it ever was.” President Roosevelt makes Cohan feel completely welcome saying “we understand each other perfectly” and that Cohan’s “love of country” is a “great quality”. Cohan is depicted as a very patriotic person who has been busy “telling other 47 states” that America is a great country. These phrases reflect the sense of American unity – working together for the greater good. The flashback technique effectively conveys Cohan’s lifespan and the White House scene gives the plot a sense of importance and drama. If the movie began with the parade it might have established a more light-hearted and theatrical style to the movie.
  5. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    POLITICO‏Verified account@politico Republicans give up on Medicare overhaul https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/15/republicans-medicare-overhaul-abandoned-623203
  6. jakeem

    70th Primetime Emmy Awards

    Variety‏Verified account@Variety Could Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ score to ‘Vietnam War’ doc be an #Emmys contender?https://bit.ly/2MwqLcN
  7. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Newsweek‏Verified account @Newsweek Rudy Giuliani says FBI and prosecutors investigating Trump are "wackadoodles" who belong in psych ward http://bit.ly/2t6ngSs
  8. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    The Week‏Verified account@TheWeek "Trumpism is consuming my heartland." http://bit.ly/2JvLq2U
  9. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    The Week‏Verified account@TheWeek The United States isn't particularly exceptional at all, argues @DamonLinker. "We're a well-meaning and extremely powerful nation that's prone to the same faults as any other, including arrogance, hubris, foolishness, and callousness." http://bit.ly/2y7KhJH
  10. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Ken Olin‏Verified account@kenolin1 I wonder where Trump learned to spell special council.
  11. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Shareblue Media‏Verified account@Shareblue Just weeks after Trump eliminated the position of WH cybersecurity coordinator, a new report finds that nearly three-quarters of our nation’s federal agencies are 'not equipped' to deal with cyberattacks. https://shareblue.com/trump-white-house-cybersecurity-russian-hacking/
  12. Princess of Tap

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    This is unusual because I was watching a program last night which discussed this issue in reality and in the movies. Ida Lupino had polio when she was a 16 year-old Starlet in Hollywood. I don't know if this is a well-known fact or not. She went on to become a groundbreaking pioneer actress turned director in the 1950s, making movies and directing TV series. Her films were of special interest about topics concerning women, which were usually taboo at that time. In one film starring dancer Sally Forrest, Ida Lupino explores the autobiographical issue of how an artistic entertainment career can come to an end when it's attacked by polio. The movie is " Never Fear", 1950, directed by Ida Lupino and co-written with her second husband Collier Young. Co-starring in the movie are Keeefe Brasselle and Hugh O'Brian
  13. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    AP Politics‏Verified account@AP_Politics Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans. By @colvinj. https://www.apnews.com/8e35d6ce73e74227983312e4264f8594/Family-separation-policy-starts-dividing-Republicans?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP_Politics&utm_campaign=SocialFlow
  14. Some guy made a Youtube article on the 15 most racist films of all time (which I recently watched because of the discussion we had on blackface in films), and this was one of them. Walt Disney a racist? C'mon. The black actor James Baskett, who played Uncle Remus, was given an honorary Oscar for the warmth he brought to the role. Stereotyping isn't always racist, or sexist. It can be an accurate portrayal. I'm not saying this film is or isn't (no, I haven't seen it), but when speaking of racism you need to consider intent. Sometimes claims of racism, using today's politically correct values, go too far.
  15. Princess of Tap

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Reportedly Publisher is caving into new subscribers --who are arch-conservatives--by firing this cartoon journalist who has worked for the newspaper for nearly three decades.
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  17. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    POLITICO‏Verified account@politico ‘He’s just become too angry’: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette publisher defends firing cartoonist https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/16/pittsburgh-cartoonist-firing-publisher-gazette-650389
  18. MovieCollectorOH

    Movies you almost despair of seeing on TCM

    I double-checked and was able to verify that The Dead actually did play back in June 2010. I've added this one in by hand.
  19. Lover-o-Classics

    Glenn Miller Story

    June Allyson so often played the sweet little wife, but she did so many pictures with Van Johnson that when I see her with anyone else it somehow seems like she's cheating.
  20. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    POLITICO‏Verified account@politico One top lawmaker: "We’re going to get compliance or the House of Representatives is going to use its full arsenal of constitutional weapons to gain compliance" https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/17/gowdy-fbi-rosenstein-wray-mccabe-650395
  21. Princess of Tap

    Zero-Tolerance

  22. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    ABC News‏Verified account@ABC NEW: Bernice King, daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., responds to Steve Bannon's claim that her father would be “proud” of what Pres. Trump has done for African-American and Latino workers. https://abcn.ws/2t2kAFw
  23. Princess of Tap

    Zero-Tolerance

    We need International Observers, International Advocates for children from the United Nations Human Rights Council, UNICEF, The Red Cross, Amnesty International and/or Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) On the Border and at these immigration centers to demand that all the migrants-- with special attention to the forced abandoned children-- are treated properly. The trump administration has created an International Refugee Crisis that did not have to occur. If they refuse to humanely treat these human beings-- these International refugees-- then international law and international organizations should step in and see that it's handled properly, according to international law.
  24. Bogie56

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Isn't Mexico going to pay for the wall?
  25. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    CNN‏Verified account @CNN President Trump to talk immigration with House Republicans https://cnn.it/2t4aNyr
  26. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Brian Schatz‏Verified account @brianschatz It appears that there may be more lying than usual next week.
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