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By Michael P. Orsi
Edward Snowden should declare his patriotism in court
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Topic - Alec Guinness
As the Fox alternate-universe drama "Fringe" ends its five-season run, let us pause to praise John Noble's textured performance as Walter Bishop _ and his talented potrayals of Walter Bishop, Walter Bishop and Walter Bishop. And Anna Torv? Her work as Olivia Dunham, Olivia Dunham and Olivia Dunham has built a one-dimensional character into a genuine, multifaceted sci-fi heroine.
Nothing is so much of a boys' club as a James Bond movie. That is, except when Judi Dench is on screen.
The United Kingdom's famed city provided the backdrop not only for the latest Olympics but for some classic movies.
It's hard to imagine a film with more to live up to than "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy." The brilliant John le Carre novel was superbly adapted to the small screen in 1979 in a BBC version that starred Alec Guinness as George Smiley, intelligence mandarin, cold warrior, scholar, cuckold and, famously, "the very archetype of a flabby Western liberal."
Gary Oldman agonized over whether he should tinker with British spymaster George Smiley, a character who is an institution to John le Carre's readers and already had been played to perfection by Alec Guinness.
Broadway master Stephen Sondheim will be receiving a special prize at Britain's Laurence Olivier Theater Awards.
Here's the many ways "A Christmas Carol" has been brought to movie and television screens over the years.
Alec Guinness said he had "a superb tenor voice, a silver trumpet, muffled in silk."