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Wednesday
Jun062018

Showbiz History: Dreamgirls vs Nine, Damien The Omen, and More.

Today is my birthday! Wish me well. Or better yet, donate to the site (see right hand sidebar) to keep it healthy. That's my only birthday request since I have a roof over my head and food in the fridge and friends to  have weekend activities with and really that's the important stuff in the grand scheme of things so I'm hashtag blessed... without the icky religious connotations! My only church is the cinema.

Anyway,  here's what was happening in showbiz history on June 6th throughout the years!

1933 The first ever drive-in movie theater (location: Camden, New Jersey) opened starting a popular but now essentially lost tradition. 

1944 D-Day a World War II and inspiration for many filmmakers since.

1950 Director Chantal Akerman born in Belgium

1954 Multiple Tony winner and queer icon Harvey Fierstein is born in Brooklyn. I love that one of my heroes shares my special day. Credits include Torch Song Trilogy, La Cage Aux Folles, Hairspray, and more...

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Wednesday
Feb152017

Niki Caro Tapped for Live Action "Mulan"

Robert here with news...

With the media saturated with controversy surrounding the portrayal of Asian peoples and cultures in film (The Great Wall staring Matt Damon in theaters this Friday!) here is a piece of interesting news: the live action Mulan film that has been in various stages of development for quite a while has reportedly found its helmer in the form of Whale Rider writer/director Niki Caro...

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