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Latest Nicholas Ray Items
Casting Jesus for the silver screen has always been tricky. Directors must balance the actor's ability to project a sense of both divinity and humanity. They also need to sell tickets, and thus have often cast handsome, leading-man types.
Academy Award-winning actress Joan Fontaine, who found stardom playing naive wives in Alfred Hitchcock's "Suspicion" and "Rebecca" and also was featured in films by Billy Wilder, Fritz Lang and Nicholas Ray, died Sunday. She was 96.
Julia Cho's "The Language Archive" uses a trope familiar to America's professional class: The expert whose expertise ends the minute he walks through his own front door.
In the 1957 movie "Decision at Sundown," Randolph Scott's amiable sidekick, Noah Beery Jr., says of the bad guy:"He's got that town in his fist, and he's squeezin' it hard." You could say the same of Robert B. Pippin and his subject matter. The professor of social thought at the University of Chicago runs classic cowboy movies through his interpretive wringer and, well, the results ain't pretty.