Articles tagged judy garland

A star is (re)born: High-def discs show Judy Garland at her finest

Audiences don’t usually jump out of their chairs and cheer when a movie star’s name is projected on the big screen — especially when

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A Hundred or More Hidden Things: The Life and Films of Vincente Minnelli

It was Judy Garland’s affinity for the absurd that triggered Vincent Minelli’s idea for a film version of The Pirate, a rakish story that would employ Garland, Gene Kelly, and a very strange song composed by Cole Porter.

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Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Rufus Wainwright (Episode 7)

Elvis Costello wears a silly hat throughout this episode of Spectacle. It distracted me. (The offending accessory is a red, short-brimmed fedora that appears to

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22 Oct 2007 // 3:09 AM

After more than 85 years of performing, Mickey Rooney still can’t resist a chance to entertain. Even during an interview - on a cell phone

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Essential Classics - American Musicals (1945)

This is a conformist America as it was defining itself in the mid 20th century, a young superpower looking backwards for grounding. The characters are brash and loud and charismatic.

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18 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

The investigation into issues of patriotism and accountability in Judgment at Nuremberg resonates strongly with contemporary American politics.

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