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Film, Burden of <i>Paradise</i>

Burden of Paradise

The travelogue is a little over 20 minutes long, and depicts a German community that looks idyllic. Theresienstadt, based on what we see, is a near-Utopian community for artists, gardeners, athletes, and children. Imagine the most active college campus you've…
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Film, The Emperor Strikes Out

The Emperor Strikes Out

There are a few dubious claims impacting upon the popular perception of the life and death of Napoleon Bonaparte. Despite the legend, he wasn't -- at 5 feet 6 inches -- particularly short. He was also more than just the…
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Second Time Around

Henry V Kenneth Branagh's first (and best) movie is his churning, ambivalent 1989 rendition of Shakespeare's great national anthem, Henry V. The young casting in critical parts -- Branagh was 28 when he made the movie, the real Henry was…
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