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Further thoughts on all things Stooge

Your superior correspondents were tempted to invoke the old cliché, “Great minds think alike.”
Great minds working overtime. Plus, honoring ink-stained wretches, and fond farewells
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 14, 2010
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Monster man and more

James Whale's career as a purveyor of marvelous film entertainments was brief.
James Whale at the HFA
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  September 11, 2009
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Bottled-spider web

Richard III  is a thing of additions and subtractions.
Trinity’s Richard III; plus Shakespeare’s Actresses in America
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 05, 2008
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Lost auteur

There’s no business like Micheaux business.
Oscar Micheaux, plus El método
By GERALD PEARY  |  July 11, 2007

Other music meccas



By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  June 29, 2007
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Counting Sheep

Lyrical, contemplative, with a clear disdain for mainstream Hollywood, the African-American filmmaker Charles Burnett has cobbled out an unorthodox career.
Charles Burnett at the MFA
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  June 05, 2007


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Power suit

Claude Chabrol initiated the French New Wave with Le beau Serge and Les cousins, and for a decade after his work was as shiny as anyone’s.
Chabrol’s latest; Paul Robeson at the MFA
By GERALD PEARY  |  February 14, 2007
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Ladies’ night

One of the ironies of Shakespeare’s achievement is that his women — female characters vibrating with psychological truth — were created by a man to be performed by men.
Rebekah Maggor presents Shakespeare’s actresses
By IRIS FANGER  |  August 08, 2006