Tag Archives: Reds

“What Do You Do, Louise?” “I Write.”

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Speaking of Rebecca West

That’s her on the right, one of the witnesses in Reds. I think my favorite part is when she says to her friend, “You know who didn’t know a thing about Socialism? Beatrice Webb.” (Pulls her shawl around her imperiously, … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Dede Allen

Without exaggeration, I can say that Dede Allen changed my life (without me even knowing who she was), and contributed to me making the choices I did. I was always a movie fan, even as a kid, and always into … Continue reading

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Saturday snapshots

– The morning was chilly and grey, with a wind whipping through my open window, waking me up before my alarm. My favorite kind of weather. I start to come alive in the fall. I start to feel most like … Continue reading

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3:15 tomorrow

On the big screen.

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Anticipation Growing for Reds

Vincent Canby’s original review of Reds in 1981. An amazing quote from the review: Most astonishing is the way the movie, which abounds with Great Moments of History, including the Bolshevik takeover of the Winter Palace in Petrograd, avoids the … Continue reading

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Reds On DVD

1. IT’S ABOUT TIME. Sheesh. Reds is one of my favorite movies of all time and I have had to struggle through these past 25 years – watching it on battered old VHS tapes whenever I want to see it. … Continue reading

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