RAT: MAGIC
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RAT: MAGIC

Jarrod Emerson’s Tribute to Richard Attenborough Part 5: MAGIC – 1978   Richard Attenborough’s only foray into horror tells the story of" Corky Withers" (Anthony Hopkins), a shy, anxiety-ridden magician who struggles to get through a performance.  Corky eventually finds success when he incorporates ventriloquism into his act with “Fats” an expressive wooden dummy.  Fats…

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…

RAT: 10 RILLINGTON PLACE
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RAT: 10 RILLINGTON PLACE

Jarrod Emerson's tribute to Richard Attenborough: Part 3: 10 RILLINGTON PLACE – 1971 Sometimes the most gripping stories come straight from fact.  Such is the case with this powerful thriller from Richard Fleischer (The Boston Strangler, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea).  Adapted from the collected writings of journalist Ludovic Kennedy, 10 Rillington Place dramatizes the…

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…