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    What's Up With... The Polish Brothers

    How you know them: Identical twins Mark and Michael Polish are the minds behind the 1999 feature Twin Falls, Idaho, in which the brothers starred as Siamese twins, followed by the 2001 digitally-shot film Jackpot, and their latest and most ambitious to date, the surreal fairytale Northfork—each of which ...

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    What's Up With... Anthony Michael Hall

    How you know him: Anthony Michael Hall first appeared on TV in the early 1980s in Rascals and Robbers: The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, The Gold Bug, and Jennifer's Journey. His first feature film break came in 1982 with Six Pack.

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    Labor of Love

    Los Angeles audiences will soon witness what the rest of the world already knows: Suzan-Lori Parks is a voice to be reckoned with. The playwright behind such groundbreaking works as Venus, Fucking A, and Topdog/Underdog has been produced all around the world, garnering numerous awards for her unique brand ...

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    See for Yourself

    Want to check out the great performances of another era—either to see how far we've come or measure how far we've fallen? Here's a list of revival houses, organizations, businesses, and other resources that cater to film buffs and other students of the screen art.

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    Stars of Yesteryear

    I spent my earliest years in little Nebraska towns that could not be classified as hotbeds of culture. Not that the people were stupid, unenlightened, or unintelligent, not that they were uneducated, but their intellectual and cultural resources were, to say the least, limited.

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    The Nicholas Brothers

    For me the dancing Nicholas Brothers always seemed to be the spice in the broth of 1940s movie musicals, the cherry on Fred Astaire's smooth frosting, the piquancy in Gene Kelly's homey stews.

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    Kim Hunter

    Has anyone encapsulated quiet suffering more memorably than Kim Hunter? For the 1951 film version of A Streetcar Named Desire, Hunter snagged an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress and embedded herself in the lexicon as the "Stella!" to Marlon Brando's Stanley Kowalski.

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    Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet

    Like the Laurel and Hardy of crime, the unlikely but popular duo of Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre made an unofficial series of Warner Bros. films during the 1940s, often wartime thrillers in which they schemed with or against each other.

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    Mabel Normand

    To cross genres and eras a bit, imagine the impish, doe-eyed beauty of Audrey Tautou in Amélie, mixed with the strong-willed zaniness of Lucille Ball, that constant catalyst for chaos.

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    Two-Part Harmony

    Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner's unique artistic collaboration is founded on never giving up the search.