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What Would Nora Do? One Last Look at Nora Ephron’s “Successful” Film Career

Nora Ephron died on Tuesday, June 26, at the age of 71. Although she had been very ill for several years, she kept her condition a secret, so her “sudden” death came as a shock to many people. Tributes began flowing into the Blogosphere, and the avalanche of anecdotes swelled as famous people with well-known […]

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Oscars 2012: Where Are the Women?

Last week, California Congressman Darrell Issa convened a hearing in DC. The topic: Should the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) require employers to pay for birth control? The panel: Five men representing various faith constituencies. “The hearing is not about reproductive rights and contraception but instead about the Administration’s actions as they […]

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Interview with Deborah Kampmeier: VIRGIN

Interview with director Deborah Kampmeier by Jan Lisa Huttner March 11, 2005 Deborah Kampmeier’s film ‘Virgin’ was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards in 2004, but none of the usual suspects were interested in distributing it. Fortunately ‘Virgin’ was recently released on DVD. Jan Lisa Huttner called Kampmeier at her home in New York to […]

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Interview with Michael Radford: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

Interview with Michael Radford, the director and screenwriter of ‘The Merchant of Venice’ by Jan Lisa Huttner January 6th, 2005 ‘The Merchant of Venice’, Michael Radford’s new adaptation of one of William Shakespeare’s most controversial plays, has people talking once again about Shylock, the play’s most intriguing character. Jan Lisa Huttner talked to the director during […]

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