Articles tagged sean connery

The Non-Bonds: James Bond’s Bitter, Decades-Long Battle… with James Bond

While the James Bond film franchise remains one of the most acclaimed, successful, recognizable and marketable movie series in history, there was a time when the mighty Mister Bond had some stiff competition at the box office: himself.

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16 Nov 2010 // 11:00 AM

A Salute to Some Great War Movies

Last week marked not only Veteran’s Day but also the 235th anniversary of the United States Marine Corps. In light of that, let’s

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23 Apr 2009 // 8:59 PM

Anna Karenina

This 1961 BBC production of Tolstoy's classic starring Claire Bloom and Sean Connery is a beautifully acted, gorgeously shot little gem -- worthy of the masterpiece it interprets.

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Indiana Jones: The Adventure Collection

There should be room in our collective imagination for a hero who makes mistakes, lots of them, and still saves the day -- these are films that should be owned.

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You Know His Name: A History of James Bond

James Bond was the perfect hero for Great Britain of the 1950s, still licking its post-war wounds and eager for a champion who defended old-fashioned values like upper-class snobbery.

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22 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Red Tent (1971)

The 1971 Sean Connery film recounts the true story of an ill-fated 1928 expedition to the North Pole. In a dirigible.

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The Untouchables: Special Collector’s Edition (1987)

It's a story of a (nearly lone) lawman standing up against the bad guys, replete with a High Noon type showdown.

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

Allan Quartermain is complex, to be sure, resenting imperialism even as he embodies it.

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

'You're probably too young to remember,' Allan Quartermain (Sean Connery) tells the messenger, 'but the Empire is always in some kind of peril.'"

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1 Aug 2002 // 12:00 AM

Cuba (1979/2002)

The idea that an individual, like Robin Hood, could stand up for the rights of the oppressed comes across as a pleasant fantasy, worthy of song and legend, but devoid of the means to stand up against state power.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Finding Forrester (2000)

Just when did Gus Van Sant get religion? The once adventurous and near-miracle-working director (he convinced William S. Burroughs to appear in Drugstore Cowboy and

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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