How did the Cold War play out in Mexico? For Seth Fein, who is giving a free lecture at The New York Public Library tomorrow evening, much of the story can be understood in the production of a 1947 John Ford movie.
"The last of Hollywood's golden era" is the way so many broadcast and cable obituaries described the legendary Elizabeth Taylor. But alas, there are at least five stars from that era who are probably saying to themselves," What am I, chopped liver?"
With the always raucous, spirited celebration of St. Patrick's Day on the near horizon here in New York City, my thoughts turn to the powerful mystique of Ireland, and the many outstanding films that reflect it.
John Ford couldn't have staged it better. Cowboy George disappearing into the sunset and Old Man McCain waving him off with relief. And suddenly there she was -- out of the Alaskan blue -- Cowgirl Sarah.