Articles tagged alec guinness

Abandoned ‘Star Wars’ Plot Points, Episode III: Evolution of Light and Dark

"Minch Yoda"? "Darth Wilson"? "Kane Starkiller"? "Cos Dashit"? "Jaster Mereel"? "Gary Vader"? Who are these guys that brought the Star Wars saga we know to life?

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John le Carré’s ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’ Reheats the Cold War

More than 30 years after George Smiley’s television debut, he still reminds us of the value and price of loyalty—and the reason why Sir Alec Guinness was one of the finest actors of the 20th century.

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1 Mar 2009 // 9:00 PM

Our Man in Havana

A lost gem from the team that crafted The Third Man finally shows up on DVD.

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Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 1

Day One - A trip back to the classic days of studio system Hollywood, complete with great musicals, amazing adventure yarns, and a couple of post-modern freak outs, just to keep things controversial and lively.

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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Illustrates the many complexities found in the relations between colonized and colonizer.

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7 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

Cromwell (1970)

Ken Hughes' portrait of Cromwell allows him to recast the military, particularly its leaders, as betrayed by politicians of all stripes.

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'Doctor Who': Casting a Woman as the Doctor Offers Fresh Perspectives and a New Kind of Role Model

// Channel Surfing

"The BBC's announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor has sections of fandom up in arms. Why all the fuss?

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