Emma vs. Audrey

Posted by · 2:24 pm · August 10th, 2010

British papers have probably made more of Emma Thompson’s recent dismissal of Audrey Hepburn than her slightly flip comments warranted, but it has prompted an interesting amount of side-taking over the merits of one of Old Hollywood’s most beloved (or so we thought) icons. If you’re new to this story, Thompson’s jabs at Hepburn were […]

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Patricia Neal (1926 – 2010)

Posted by · 5:26 am · August 9th, 2010

The occasional indignity of being an Academy Award champ is that it gives obituaries an immediate short-cut through one’s career: a lifetime of distinguished work can be handily reduced to “culminated in an Oscar win for _________.” Such is the case in many pieces on the passing of Patricia Neal yesterday, albeit justifiably supplemented with […]

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