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prismguard

prismguard
Location
Westchester/Oneida County, New York, United States
Birthday
September 30
Bio
Magendanz String Quartet in h.s.; MA in Lit/ Syracuse; MA in Media Studies/ Antioch; MEd & EdD in Communications & Film/ Teachers College Columbia U. INTERESTS: Pre-Code Hollywood & noir; Canadian, Brit, & cable TV dramas; vintage "issues" TV series (DEFENDERS, JUDD FOR THE DEFENSE, LOU GRANT, THE GUARDIAN); diagramless crosswords; poetry of the Great War, E. A. Robinson, Auden; Nathanael West, Vonnegut, classic detective fiction.

Prismguard's Links

Salon.com

 

In a FRESH AIR interview, broadcast on May 15, 2014, Michael McFaul (former United States Ambassador to Russia) has nothing good to say about Russia, Vladimir Putin, and/ or Edward Snowden. Just the sort of diplomat the United States needs to that country!

 

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THE GUARDIAN
 "Big Coal" (Season 3/ Episode 2)

Script: David Hollander and Nick Santora
Director: Mel Damski
Cinematography: James R. Bagdonis

Cast:  Simon Baker, M. Emmett Walsh,
              Henry Gibson, Nick Searcy

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gaylealstrom.wordpress.com vimeo.com

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/11/maggie-speaks-the-littles_n_201595.html

Several years ago, impressed by a documentary about Ayn Rand, I prepared a unit on the author and her philosophy of Objectivism for a college seminar of adult learners… Read full post »

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donaldsweblog.blogspot.com  vtropes.org  en.wikipedia.org 

G. B. Shaw           A. Rand             K. Marx

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democratic-republicans.us
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078678/  

 Roots: The Next Generations (1979) could not be made on non-cable TV today and, even for cable, its topics and language may be too "Zinn" a straightforward '70s TV epic.  Its cha/… Read full post »

 

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 hairremoval.about.com  ndygear.com historywillabsolvemike.blogspot.com

The older I get, the more necessary it becomes for me to pluralize the phrase "the younger generation."  Because what I used to recognize as "the younger generation" now has even young… Read full post »

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JUNE 15, 2012 5:29PM

Whimsical Rebus Fun

EXAMPLE OF HOW TO SOLVE A REBUS 

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flowermarket16.blogspot.com; 123rf.com; machash.com; americanbedu.com; mylot.co… Read full post »

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thedevilanddanvojir.blogspot.com

 Rick Santorum Doesn't (!) Shoot Mr. Obama
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/as-santorum-fires-gun-woman-shouts-pretend-its-obama/

upticks 
boxofupticks.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpRIjY58vy0

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enwiki
en.wikipedia.org 
RF-101 Voodoo reconnaissance photograph
of the MRBM launch site in San Cristóbal, Cuba (1962)
 

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  Topol, John Gielgud, & Tom Conti
in Brecht's Galileo (Joseph Losey, 1975)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb-oJcnHVqM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlMTxjY3NrY&NR=1  

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  Speech!  Speech!

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wellyousaythat.blogspot.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxhuk-Xrsmg 

David Niven and the streaker, Sally Fields in awe at being liked, Jack Palance doing one-armed pushups.  Special moments at award shows are increasingly a rarity.  Instead of &ldq/Read full post »

 

 agora 
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Agora
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37L3mbAjw-s

The other day I bought a DVD of the movie Agora for a very good price.  (Yes, my 20th-/Read full post »

tv cream 
tvcream.co.uk

  

Before cable established standards for trenchant amorality with such series as The Sopranos, Damages, Dexter, The Wire, and Breaking Bad, the BBC cornered the market decades earlier.  Yes, there are the excellent soapers, like the superior b&w ForsyteRead full post »

 

 
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catman.ca

 

Fancy Dress in Celluloid
http://periodmovies.blogspot.com/ 

 When I taught middle-aged corporate employees with the usual biases against b&w movies, documentaries, foreign films beset by subtitles, and (god help us!) silent movies, it was always a pRead full post »

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toonpool.com

When Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet  played in upstate New York in 1968, girls rolled in the theater aisles--screaming as hysterically as bobby soxers when Sinatra performed during  World War II(http://century.guardian.co.uk/1940-1949/Story/0,,12776Read full post »

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cartoon 
slacktory.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/21/opinion/21dowd-sorkin.html

America's Evangelical Jihad has rejected two Mormon candidates in the 2012 Republican primaries, because neither Joseph Smithie adequately represents the prevailing zealots' preferred branRead full post »

 

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http://www.anyclip.com/movies/fahrenheit-451/interactive-television/

 

As I start this blog entry, I’m reminded of moments in a couple classic films.   

 

One involves satirRead full post »