The Last Emperor

Scott Holleran on Bertolucci’s muted, mythological, China-themed masterpiece.

At 50, Downbeat ‘Midnight Cowboy’ Made Deep Impact

As the Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight film turns 50, Scott Holleran explores the reasons for the controversial box-office hit and the impact of its legacy.

The Last Emperor

The Last Emperor

Scott Holleran on Bertolucci’s muted, mythological, China-themed masterpiece.

Heroism in Sports: 1949’s The Stratton Story

Heroism in Sports: 1949’s The Stratton Story

A simple American story about a man and the work and woman he loves makes director Sam Wood’s biopic, authorized by Chicago White Sox pitcher Monty Stratton, a compelling and inspiring motion picture.

The Nerve of Foley

The Nerve of Foley

“Foley is typical of the men who work the railroad in Spearman’s universe: tough, good-natured, gloriously effectual.”

Interview with Robert Benton

Interview with Robert Benton

Scott Holleran met with writer and director Robert Benton to talk about his distinguished career. 1979’s Kramer vs. Kramer won the Best Picture Academy Award and earned Benton two Oscars for Best Screenplay and Best Director.

Frank Lloyd Wright and The Fountainhead: The Full Story

To what extent (if any) was Ayn Rand’s Howard Roark really Frank Lloyd Wright? The parallels between her fictional hero and an actual architect have, over time, been exaggerated, denied and distorted. This talk by Professor Shoshana Milgram, drawing on Wright’s...

Falling in Love with Poetry, Part 2

With a symphonic integration of all the resources of language, great love poets take the most elusive nuances, thrills, mysteries, and motifs of love and throw them into sharp relief.

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