Tag Archives: Thomas Mann

Exhiles within The Grand Budapest Hotel

On the surface, The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) plays with the absurd madcap tale against a dark, unforgiving political backdrop.  Yet, further research revealed that Wes Anderson‘s masterful film held an acute commentary about the world that the writer Stefan … Continue reading

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Casual Climbing of an Ingénue

At the ripe age of 24, Julie Christie dazzled audiences in her performance as Diana Scott in director John Schlesinger’s Darling (1965).  Two years prior, Schlesinger cast Christie in Billy Liar (1963) opposite Tom Courtenay to notice.  Critics pointed to … Continue reading

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