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Little Murders: A Film

New York City—center of the universe and concrete jungle that serves as the glorious backdrop to so many stories, one of which is the black comedy film Little Murders (1971). A terrifying dark comedy, it was originally a debut play written by Jules Fieiffer that first-time director Alan Arkin adapted for the silver screen. Inspired…

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The Sound of Music: The Ultimate Throwback

Admit it—there’s at least one occasion in your life when you’ve seen this production, which graced the silver screen fifty-one years ago. Do the songs “Do-Re-Mi,” “My Favorite Things,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” and “So Long, Farewell” sound familiar? Certainly, you’ve heard at least one of these tunes. From the iconic poster down to the catchy…

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My Fair Lady

One of Broadway’s most popular productions is My Fair Lady by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Leowe. It was originally based on Pygmalion, a play by George Bernard Shaw. The show’s Broadway premiere in 1956 marked the beginning of its historical success. My Fair Lady’s accomplishment in Broadway paved the way for several revivals and…

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by Rosalie H. Contino, PhD