RAT: CHAPLIN
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RAT: CHAPLIN

Jarrod Emerson’s Tribute to Richard Attenborough Part 8: CHAPLIN 1992   Richard Attenborough entered the 1990’s with another amazing biopic, this time profiling one of the silver screen’s early icons: the legendary Charlie Chaplin.  Adapted from both Chaplin’s own autobiography and David Robinson’s Chaplin: His Life and His Art, the film chronicles Chaplin’s career, as…

RAT: CRY FREEDOM
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RAT: CRY FREEDOM

Jarrod Emerson’s Tribute to Richard Attenborough Part 7: CRY FREEDOM (1987) Cry Freedom tells the powerful true story of black South African activist "Stephen Biko" (Denzel Washington).  The founder of the “Black Consciousness Movement”, Biko was a fierce advocate for equal rights for the largely impoverished native South African population during the height of Apartheid.…

RAT: JURASSIC PARK
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RAT: JURASSIC PARK

Jarrod Emerson's tribute to Richard Attenborough Part 4: Jurassic Park – 1993   After focusing exclusively on his directorial career for over a decade, Richard Attenborough stepped back in front of the camera, when Steven Spielberg cast him in the mega-hit, Jurassic Park.  Attenborough portrays billionaire industrialist, John Hammond, creator of a ground-breaking, island theme…

Journalism: The Value of Institutional Memory

Journalism: The Value of Institutional Memory

WHEN BRIGID MET BILL: PART ONE By FF2 Media Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky In today’s world of increasingly accessible information, with speed appearing to be more valued than accuracy, discernment is still needed … at least according to longtime Chicago Tribune reporter William F. Presecky. “Newspapers need somebody who sorts out information in a faithful, truthful…