Tag Archives: World War II

Notes on “Curtiz”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Curtiz” is a moderately successful Hungarian production that uses the filming of “Casablanca” to examine conflicted reactions to the Second World War. As prolific filmmaker Michael Curtiz, Ferenc Lengyel gives a cagey, intelligent performance. Like Rick … Continue reading

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Notes on “Hail the Conquering Hero”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: A young man rejected by the Marines for chronic hay fever becomes a celebrity in his hometown when he’s taken for a hero of Guadalcanal. The fraud is perpetrated not by the hay fever sufferer, named … Continue reading

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Wilt and Wither

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: There are certain objects, to which politicians show a marked partiality, which can be classified as bad ones, to be avoided on all occasions. They include political actions such as freedom, justice and democracy; or, to … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Wreckers

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Memories of a WWII Soldier

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I was going through some old papers when I came across this, an interview I did with my grandfather (RIP) for a college oral history assignment. Despite my primitive interviewing skills and shameful lack of follow-up questions, there’s … Continue reading

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Time in a Bottle

epiminondas writes: What if you received time in a bottle?  You open the bottle and you get to see something from your distant past that you only had memories of.  But now, you get to see it unfold in front … Continue reading

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