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Movie Madness and/or Mania: Hell’s Highway, The True Story of Highway Safety Films (Bret Wood, 2003)

Bret Wood’s documentary on the gory Driver’s Ed movies that are fondly (or traumatically) remembered by Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers opens by acknowledging that a big part of the appeal is the urban legend factor: even students who never took … Continue reading

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Checking In With The Imaginary Summer Book Club: Please Don’t Eat the Daisies By Jean Kerr

Click here for information on the 2014 edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature. As all of the four selected titles have filmed adaptations, we will be looking at the movie versions as we go along. … Continue reading

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Movie Madness and/or Mania: Billie (Don Weis, 1965)

A decade before Title IX went into effect, Patty Duke took a break from playing her own “Identical Cousin” on her eponymous TV, and attempted to launch a musical career in this oddball musical comedy about a high school sophomore … Continue reading

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Checking in with the Imaginary Summer Book Club: Kings Row (1942, Sam Wood)

(Click here for information on the 2012 edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature. As each of the titles for 2012 have a filmed adaptation, this year we will also be looking at each movie version … Continue reading

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