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  • CINEMA HISTORY – Chapter 1 Films from the Silent Era The Frenchman Louis Lumiere is sometimes credited as the inventor of the motion picture camera in 1895. Other inventors preceded him, and Lumiere’s achievement should always be considered in the context of this creative period. Lumiere’s portable, suitcase-sized cinematographe served as a camera, film-processing unit, and […]

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  • The Famous Comedy Routine by Abbott and Costello Who’s on First? is a comedy routine made famous by Abbott and Costello. The premise of the routine is that Abbott is identifying the players on a baseball team to Costello, but their names and nicknames can be interpreted as non-responsive answers to Costello’s questions. In this context, the […]

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  • It doesn’t take an advanced degree to identify the moral decline in American popular culture. This may sound cliché, but turn on the television set and compare the current of your evening menu to what was running fifty years ago. Several years ago a friend introduced me to Reminisce monthly magazine, “a spirited celebration of America’s stories […]

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