Category: Comedy

Bad idea: Jess Weixler and Josh Pais in Teeth

Teeth

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     3 June   Valerie Solanas tries to kill Andy Warhol, 1968 On this day in the 1968, the feminist writer Valerie Solanas went to the Factory, artist Andy Warhol’s studio in New York, and fired

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Pertti Kurikka and the band in The Punk Syndrome

The Punk Syndrome

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     28 May   Wendy O Williams born, 1949 On this day in 1949, one of punk rock’s most colourful performers came into the world. Named Wendy Orlean Williams when she was born in Webster, New

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Edith Evans in The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     25 May   Oscar Wilde convicted, 1895 Dead at the age of only 46, with possibly his best years still to come, Oscar Wilde’s life was changed by his conviction for gross indecency with men,

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Alice Taglioni in Paris-Manhattan

Paris-Manhattan

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     24 May   Peter Minuit buys Manhattan, 1626 On this day in 1626, the German-born Peter Minuit bought the island of Manhattan off native Americans for 60 guilders (somewhere around $1,000 at 2013 prices). He

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Craig Roberts and Yasmin Paige

Submarine

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     22 May   USS Scorpion submarine sinks, 1968 On this day in 1968, a nuclear submarine called the USS Scorpion was lost at sea in mysterious circumstances with 99 crewmen on board. Scorpion had been

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Vincent Price and Diana Rigg in Theatre of Blood

Theatre of Blood

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     21 May   Sam Jaffe born, 1901 On this day in 1901, one of the great characters of Hollywood was born, in Harlem, New York. Sam Jaffe, not to be confused with the actor of

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Bérénice Bejo and Malcolm McDowell in The Artist

The Artist

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     16 May   First Academy Awards, 1920 On this day in 1929, the first Academy Awards presentations were made, at a private dinner hosted by Douglas Fairbanks at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Louis B Meyer

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Uma Thurman as Venus in Baron Munchausen

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     11 May   Baron Münchhausen born, 1720 On this day in 1720, Hieronymous Carl Friedrich Baron von Münchhausen was born, in Bodenwerder, Hanover. An aristocrat by birth, Münchhausen was employed by Anthony Ulrich II of

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Ian Holm as Napoléon Bonaparte

The Emperor’s New Clothes

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     5 May   Napoleon dies, 1821 On this day in 1821, Napoléon Bonaparte died, on the island of St Helena in the South Atlantic. He had been taken there by the British after defeat at

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Fred Astaire, Nanette Fabray, Jack Buchanan in the Triplets sequence

The Band Wagon

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     3 May   Betty Comden born, 1917 On this day in 1917, lyricist, librettist and screenwriter Betty Comden was born, as Basya Cohen, in Brooklyn, New York. After finishing high school she studied drama at

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