Articles tagged cary grant

‘Operation Petticoat’ Is Too Tightly Buttoned

Operation Petticoat, one of post-war America's more popular war flicks, is an example of the era's basically conservative teases.

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To Catch a Thief: The Centennial Collection

This is not really about how to nab a cat burglar, but rather about beautiful people in beautiful places.

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Cary Grant 4-Disc Collector’s Set

All these films reflect the gendered assumptions of their era. But Grant emerges victorious, no matter the role. His coat of armor is his charm, and he inhabits it seamlessly.

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22 Mar 2007 // 11:00 PM

Holiday (1938)

Boasting a script packed full of acerbic gems, Holiday also has a tremendous visual energy.

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2 Apr 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Awful Truth (1937)

Never sappy, The Awful Truth is at once light on its feet and grounded at heart.

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18 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

Once Upon a Time (1944)

On its surface a classic fairytale, it can also be read as commentary on Hollywood's role in wartime America.

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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