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Tag Archives: World War II

Film Review: The Zookeeper’s Wife – Rearview Mirror

Some of my favourite films are about my fascination with the Second World War. It is not from a morbid fascination with the horrors of war, but from my humanist … Continue reading

06/01/2018 · 5 Comments

Just been watching…(32) | beetleypete

Son of Saul (2015) (Hungarian, German, and Russian languages. English subtitles.) After ‘Schindler’s List’, The Grey Zone’, and lots more, it may seem to many that there hav… Source: Just … Continue reading

04/01/2017 · 2 Comments

Fritzi Massari, Austrian actress, 1905 | kinneretstern

Austrian Jewish actress who escaped Hitler’s Germany and emigrated. This photo shows the incredible glamour of fashion during the fin de siècle (turn of the century) in Vienna. Source: Fritzi … Continue reading

03/13/2016 · Leave a comment

49th Parallel: Britain’s Love Letter to Canada – Silver Screenings

Perhaps we (as in, yours truly) read too much into the WWII-era drama 49th Parallel. This 1941 film serves propaganda straight up, courtesy of the British Ministry of Information. It was meant … Continue reading

02/04/2016 · 1 Comment

Spielberg’s journey of empathy, Part II: “Schindler’s List.” |

This is Part II in my projected four-part series on the cinema of Steven Spielberg, and specifically Spielberg’s journey as a director, an American and a Jew, primarily through the … Continue reading

12/27/2015 · 2 Comments

Happy 109th Birthday Josephine Baker

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is the 109th birthday of the one and only Josephine Baker.  Her iconic everything has cemented her in a time and place forever:  Paris between the wars.…

06/03/2015 · Leave a comment