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Introduction A woman doing life is the most unique essay  in terms of describing and understanding the experience of women incarcerated for hard core crimes. The book revolves around the writer and the people, her experiences and responses to the prison life.  The experiences that he describes are authentic, rather than fictional as most prison based books are; they are based on her own personal...
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It’s Easy to Become Passionate About “The Passion of Joan of Arc”   Once in awhile, a film comes along which is so brilliant and insightful it needs no vocals — or even dialogue subtitling, on occasion — to get its message across. 1928’s The Passion of Joan of Arc is just such an example. Directed in newly-developed panchromatic black-and-white film stock by Carl Theodore...
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Cary Grant and Derring-Do Make a Natural Pair   The 1930s was a time of great pioneering in aviation, and also one of its most dangerous. What seems routine today — flying in stormy weather or high over mountains — was routinely hazardous and terrifying on occasion back then. In this 1939 movie classic directed by action specialist Howard Hawks (great last name, by the...
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A Movie About a Butler, Love, and Screwball Comedy   In the 1936 movie classic My Man Godfrey, we find William Powell (of the Nick and Nora Charles Thin Man movies) and a radiant, yet slightly wacky, Carole Lombard magnificently complimenting each other’s considerable acting abilities. Believe me, it’s no easy thing to play ditsy and easily distracted, but Lombard does it with a genius...
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Title: 砂の女 (Suna no Onna) English Title: Woman in the Dunes Release Date: 1964 [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa_xg0suuzc[/embed] This movie was dark. Not just in the sense that it was depressing and macabre, but rather that the screen was just physically hard to see. I was reminded of Tim Burton’s Batman and remembered having to strain my eyes through the darkness just to see what was going on....
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Title: 川の底からこんにちは (Kawa no Soko kara Konnichiwa) English Title: Sawako Decides Release Date: May 1st, 2010 (Japan)   This is a really funny movie about a young woman, Sawako, played by Mitsushima Hikari, who ran away from home five years ago, with the intent of ditching her boring country life for a more exciting life in Tokyo. Things quickly took a turn for the worse...
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No matter how dedicated you are to college, everyone needs a break from time to time. There's no better way to take a little respite from studying than to be transported to a whole new place by a great movie. You can kick back with friends and blow off some steam. So while you're learning the ins and outs of criminal justice, why not take...