Month: December 2013

Inmates in The House I Live In

The House I Live In

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     5 December     Prohibition ends, 1933 On this day in 1933, the USA ended one of its most disastrous experiments. The Volstead Act, or National Prohibition Act, had been passed on 28 October 1919.

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Doug Jones as the pale man in Pan's Labyrinth

Pan’s Labyrinth

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     4 December     Francisco Franco born, 1892 On this day in 1892, Francisco Franco y Bahamonde was born. He’d later style himself Generalísimo, or Caudillo, of Spain while he ruled the country, from 1939

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Martin Sheen in Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     3 December     Joseph Conrad born, 1857 On this day in 1857, Jozéf Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, later known as Joseph Conrad, was born in Berdichev, in what was then the Russian Empire. Conrad was

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Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler

The Wrestler

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     2 December     Big Daddy dies, 1997 On this day in 1997, the wrestler born Shirley Crabtree in Halifax, England, in 1930, died. Crabtree came from a wrestling family – his father, also named

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