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V.22 No.44 | 10/31/2013

Reel World

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Filmmakers, reap the rewards of all your hard work. Film lovers, catch an old favorite at the KiMo.

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V.22 No.43 | 10/24/2013

Reel World

Hispanic cinema

Reel World: A sneak peek at all the cinema-centric happenings around Albuquerque

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V.22 No.9 | 2/28/2013

Reel World

Hi Def-Hitch

Friday Fright Nights continues at the KiMo Theatre with a digital high-def presentation of Alfred Hitchcock’s killer 1954 thriller Rear Window. “Breaking Bad” and a few other upcoming productions are looking for extras.

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V.21 No.50 | 12/13/2012
“Needs more explosions.”

Film Review

Hitchcock

Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren make a bloody good couple in cozy biopic

Iconic British director Alfred Hitchcock gets the biographical movie treatment courtesy of iconic British actor Anthony Hopkins in the appropriately titled Hitchcock.

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NEWS

The Daily Word 8.6.11: The new trend is "swatting," kids; Australian collar bomb hoax; Cha Cha is dead.

The last American harmonica factory is closing.

Transgendered TSA agent files suit against TSA for treating her like a man.

Forget planking and flanking, here's what the cool kids are up to NOW: "swatting."

"Man has sex with cat before throwing it out window."

What the lower U.S. credit rating might mean.

Paul Krassner will be 80 next April. Here's a 2009 interview with America's leading underground satirist.

Pictures from the Fukushima evacuation zone.

The most beautiful goat in the world.

Rio Grande Sun police blotter.

Terry Gilliam animation.

Austrian drain pipe hotel.

Smuggling pot in an ultralight....

18 year old Australian girl was sitting at home when a man in a balaclava broke in and put a collar bomb on her... or not.

Half of a missing early Hitchock film was found in New Zealand.

Cha Cha from Grease, aka Annette Charles, died.

V.19 No.43 | 10/28/2010

Culture Shock

The Fat Man Cometh: Hitchcock at the KiMo

Halloween: spooky, creepy, blah, blah, blah.

If you don’t have kids to take trick-or-treating and don’t feel like getting drunk, what to do can be a real quandary.

I’ve got you covered.

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history lesson

DayBird - April 29th

711 – Islamic conquest of Hispania: Moorish troops begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula.

1429 – 17-year-old French peasant and hearer of voices, Joan of Arc leads a small force of troops in relieving the city of Orleans, besieged by the English since October. She inspired the French to a passionate resistance and through the next week led the charge during a number of battles. At one point, she was hit by an arrow, dressed her wound and returned to the battle. On May 8, the siege of Orleans was broken, and the English retreated.
Charles VII was crowned king of France on July 17, 1429 in Reims Cathedral. At the coronation, Joan was given a place of honor.

In May 1430, Bourguignon soldiers captured Joan and sold her to the English. She was charged with cross-dressing. No, really. She was told that for a woman to wear men's clothing was a crime against God. She was tried as a heretic and witch, convicted, and on May 30, 1431, burned at the stake. Charles VII did nothing to save the one to whom he owed his throne. He was busy that day.

Exactly 233 years later, the city of New Orleans was captured by the Union army during the Civil War.

1624 – In France, Richelieu assumes as Prime Minister of Louis XIII."The pen is mightier than the sword," written by English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839 for his play Richelieu; Or the Conspiracy.

1938 – Bernard Madoff, American convict, who was a financier and Chairman of the NASDAQ, born.

1945 – Adolf Hitler marries his long-time partner Eva Braun in his bunker hideaway. The bride wore black. The couple was married only hours before they both committed suicide.

Also on this day in 1945, the Americans liberate the concentration camp at Dachau. Five hundred German garrison troops guarding the camp are killed within an hour, some by inmates, but most by the American liberators, who are horrified by what they bear witness to, including huge piles of emaciated dead bodies found in railway cars and near the crematorium.

1980 – Legendary film and television director Alfred Hitchcock died of kidney failure in his L. A. home at the age of 80. Hitchcock directed more than fifty feature films in a career spanning six decades.

1981 - Truck driver Peter Sutcliffe admitted in a London court to being the "Yorkshire Ripper," the killer of 13 women in northern England over five years. I always confuse him with Stuart Sutcliffe, the first bassist for the Beatles, who died. I watched that movie.

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