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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Great Quake of '06 and The Great Film About It

The Great Quake of '06 and The Great Film About It

On April 18, 1906, at 5:12 a.m., a 7.8 quake struck the City. Much of the city was destroyed during an era when retro-fitting wasn't an option. Thousands died as buildings collapsed on them. Fires raged for days.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Spencer Tracy Biographer James Curtis Depicts Actor as a Troubled, Conflicted Master

Spencer Tracy Biographer James Curtis Depicts Actor as a Troubled, Conflicted Master

When Spencer Tracy died in 1967, he was beloved by the movie-going public for his portrayals of decent men of conviction and integrity (Inherit the Wind, Judgment at Nuremburg, Boys Town) as well as by those within his industry (George…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse movie listings for November 24-30, 2010

Arthouse listings compiled by Keith Bowers and Hiya Swanhuyser. To submit a listing (at least 10 days before event), e-mail film@sfweekly.com. Artists' Television Access. "Optronica": Other Cinema: experimental film. Sat., Nov. 27, 8:30 p.m. $7. www.othercinema.com. 992 Valencia (at 21st…
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Film, Who'd Guess

Who'd Guess

"Better than I thought it'd be," was the refrain repeated by those exiting the preview screening of Guess Who, which doesn't mean much -- freebie audiences expect nothing and usually receive it. But in this case, it neatly summed up…
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Unspun

ANG Angst Back in the 1950s, when computers were commonly referred to as "electronic brains," Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn made a clever little comedy called Desk Set about automation run amok. She's the reference librarian for a large media…
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