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“The World Turned Upside Down: The Transformative Energy of Cabaret” By Arnold Anthony Schmidt Powerful art often comes out of personal experiences, especially experiences undergone at moments of profound historical and social transformation. Such is the case with Bob Fosse’s Cabaret (1972), which stars Liza Minnelli, Michael York, and Joel Grey. Set in 1931, the […]
“Trading Places: A Comic Switch with an Eye on Eddie Murphy” By Arnold Anthony Schmidt Most of us have spent time daydreaming about “what if?” What if we were richer? Smarter? More athletic? Less shy? Lots of things. In the course of dreaming, we perhaps consider which person in the world we’d like to change […]
“The Manchurian Candidate: A Political Thriller That Packs a Wallop” By Arnold Anthony Schmidt Back in the day, talk of the Beatles and “Beatle-mania” saturated the news. My mother claimed that, when it came pop star frenzy, her generation had all of us (then) young people beat. After all, she’d been one of the thousands of […]
Spectacle & Personality: Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette By Arnold Anthony Schmidt Legend has it that Marie Antoinette, when confronted with the poverty of breadless peasants, reportedly said “let them eat cake.” This is one of those “facts” that we all know about the eighteenth-century French queen, and it’s actually not true. For the many who […]