Musical theater and periods might not seem like a logical pairing. But as Lena D proves with her epic anthem, "Period Piece," the two go together shoc...
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The film is a well-acted, directed and a cinematic and aural feast, yet Tarantino's Django remains hotly debated among black intellectuals. And when it comes to why this is such a lightning rod, I have a theory.
This is an absurdly melodramatic, improbable, romantic, guilty pleasure of a movie, complete with corny music and more throbbing of propellers whirling on airplanes than any film since Casablanca.
Here are outtakes from my conversation with the smart and funny-as-hell woman who started and runs Persephone Books. Without her, Miss Pettigrew would literally not have lived to see another day.
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