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Culture, Stage Actors pull off the best trick of all in <i>The Floating Light Bulb</i>: giving vibrancy to a so-so script

Actors pull off the best trick of all in The Floating Light Bulb: giving vibrancy to a so-so script

Woody Allen's 1981 play, The Floating Light Bulb, begins and ends with a magic trick. "The Floating Light Bulb" was the signature piece of great early-20th-century illusionist Harry Blackstone Sr. On a darkened stage, Blackstone would remove a lighted bulb…
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Film, The Bitch  of Kitsch

The Bitch of Kitsch

Cuddly outsider No. 63178D, please step forward. Tell us, girl, what ought we to call you? Edwina Scissorhands? That's one reaction a viewer may take away from Thora Birch's power-moping in Ghost World, the new collaboration between director Terry Zwigoff…
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