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The Doorway Shot

Fandor | Posted 11.23.2015 | Entertainment

The concept is a simple one: frame your subject in the middle of a doorway. Despite its simplicity, the "doorway shot" tends to bear heavy significance. In this video, watch a variety of doorway shots that seem to have one thing in common--the separation of interior and exterior that represents a much larger symbolic threshold.


Dwight Brown | Posted 11.02.2015 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Director Jay Roach (Meet the Parents) uses a dialouge-heavy script by John McNamara (Prime Suspect), that's based on the book Dalton Trumbo by Bruce Cook, as a blue print.

Celebrate Claudette Colbert's Birthday With Our Favorite Lines from 'It Happened One Night'

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 09.14.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

A quick-witted Colbert, who starred in more than 60 movies and many Broadway plays, held her own opposite Clark Gable, Maurice Chevalier, Gary Cooper, Joseph Cotten, Melvyn Douglas, Henry Fonda, Fredric March, Ray Milland, Spencer Tracy, John Wayne, Orson Welles, Rex Harrison and other leading men.

Surprise and the Summer Genre Picture

William Bradley | Posted 08.25.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

There's no one in the non-Arnold Terminator cast who is as strong as any of Cruise's compatriots and adversaries in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation.

Assessing the Trump Phenomenon

Andy Ostroy | Posted 08.20.2015 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

Someone who says what he believes and sticks to it and who dares anyone to challenge him. Imagine that Bush going up against Clinton. Now that's a match-up that would make the Democrat gods shudder.

A Guide to 10 Wacky Weddings in Mexico

Bob Schulman | Posted 07.10.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Looking for a place a little, er, unconventional to tie the knot? How about on top of a 2,000-year-old Maya pyramid? Or maybe in a church named after 11,000 virgins? Or on a beach where old-time movie stars used to whoop it up? If ideas like these ring a bell, consider these 10 spots south of the border.

Great Conversations: Dennis Hopper

Alex Simon | Posted 06.02.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

What I saw instead was a man who seemed to be at peace with himself and his life, who loved his children, art, film and new ideas. Sometimes when you have seen life at its ugliest, as Hopper surely had, you're able to come out the other side and drink in its beauty. I hope this was true.

American Sniper Leaves Oscar Weekend Behind Without Top Prizes But With Larger Laurels

William Bradley | Posted 02.26.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

American Sniper may not have come out of Oscar weekend with any of the top prizes, but it did come away with a new cumulative box office of more than $320 million. That's by far the highest of any war film in history, not to mention more than all the other Oscar Best Picture nominees combined.

American Sniper

Francis Levy | Posted 04.01.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

What's a hero? Odysseus is one of the most famous heroes in literature and the complexity of his return might be said to be a metaphor for the perils of the calling. As you may recall when Odysseus returns, he's only recognized by his dog Argos.

Baja California Sur: Vacationing With the Saints

Bob Schulman | Posted 01.24.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

LOS CABOS, Mexico - Not too long ago - up to the 1970s - this 30-mile stretch of beaches, coves and lagoons at the tip of western Mexico's Baja Penins...

Happy Halloween From the GOP

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Halloween, with its blood and gore, witches and werewolves, is a children's holiday because its horrors are fictional. Republicans have picked up on that theme for their Halloween fear-mongering. Fabricating characters and events to induce terror is just part of the GOP-Halloween scheme.

I Tried These 8 New Bourbons. What Happened Next Will Astonish You

Tony Sachs | Posted 10.20.2014 | Taste
Tony Sachs

Yes, bourbon is cool again.

Senators Graham And Menendez's Iranian Black Comedy

Matthew Hoh | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

The repetition of Washington's call to arms manifests as a form of black comedy: it is funny until you realize its horror.

On His Birthday -- Why John Wayne Endures

John Farr | Posted 07.25.2014 | Entertainment
John Farr

Given all the heroes and soldiers he played over his half century in film, this year, it's only fitting that John Wayne's birthday falls on Memorial Day.

100 Years Young, the Hollywood YMCA is No Longer Just a Gym -- It's a Way of Life

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 07.13.2014 | Los Angeles
Ashley Jude Collie

On any given day, at 1553 N. Schrader Boulevard, the likes of Ryan Gosling, Sandra Oh and Molly Shannon are working out.

Matthew Jacobs

What Ron Howard Did To Get On Bette Davis' Good Side | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.02.2014 | Entertainment

Amid today's spectacle-heavy Hollywood business model, Ron Howard calls making any drama a "labor of love." He's performed many labors throughout his ...

5 Historic Icons Who Had A Reputation For Being Racist

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 03.27.2014 | Black Voices

There are certain historic figures who we've idolized, placing them on the highest of pedestals in our minds and in our hearts. Their memories evoke a...

The Range Wolf Is Andrew J. Fenady's Fresh Take on the Classic Jack London The Sea Wolf Saga

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 05.25.2014 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

In Fenady's richly updated story, their paths cross during a stagecoach hold-up and then merge on a brutal cattle drive to Kansas, where you either "change" or "die.

Coast With the Most: Santa Barbara to La Jolla

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

Our base for the weekend's festivities was the Bacara Resort and Spa on the Gaviota Coast. This spectacular shoreline, the largest south-facing stretch of sand on the American Pacific, is one of the last remaining intact coastal Mediterranean ecosystems in California.

Assange and Arnold: A Dash of Politics at the Movies

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

It wasn't a big weekend in movies except for the stunning if a tad overrated Gravity, but two noteworthy political figures had prominent roles. Unfortunately for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, it didn't prove to be a big box office weekend for either.

How I Became The Best 'Man With No Name'

Tom Cramer | Posted 07.26.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I would knock back a few shots of Pepsi, roam the house in my cowboy hat and poncho, the deadly Peacemaker hidden underneath, and squint despite the lack of direct sunlight. Good times.

What REALLY Caused John Wayne's Cancer? (EXCERPT)

Posted 05.14.2013 | Books

The following is an excerpt from A Short History of Nuclear Folly by Rudolph Herzog, translated by Jefferson Chase, published by Melville House on May...

What Did The First Televised Academy Awards Look Like?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.19.2013 | Celebrity

Sixty years ago, in 1953, the red carpet was unfolded, the envelopes were opened under the gleam of the Hollywood spotlight and a legacy was born that...

For St. Patrick's Day, the Best Drinking Movies Ever Made

John Farr | Posted 05.16.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I love St. Patrick's Day. It's so inclusive. By that I mean that though it's a bona fide religious holiday, you don't need to be particularly pious to enjoy it. Wishing everyone a safe and (reasonably) responsible holiday, I present my own candidates for the top drinking movies of all time.

Western Flicks and the Academy Awards: The Values We Live and Die By

John W. Whitehead | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

As a tribute to the classic Western, the ones that stay with you long after the credits have faded, here are 10 of my favorite Western classics.