The Way They Were Archive

  • TWTW: Clint Eastwood

    Tweet This guy’s filmography is too diverse to list just five or six movies, and so I’m quite sure I’ll skip your favorite. Based upon his iconic image and representation among various genres, it’s probably a safe bet that his epitaph will read, “You made […]

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  • TWTW: Marilyn Monroe

    Tweet This week’s The Way They Were features an actress who is no longer with us, but has nonetheless left an indelible mark on pop culture. From her appearance on the premier issue of Playboy magazine, she, as much as anyone has defined feminine sexuality […]

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  • The Way They Were: Keanu Reeves

    Tweet Before we go any farther, I wish to include the following disclaimer/qualifier: Keanu Reeves is gorgeous, passes my Cracker Test and is (according to my friends in Los Angeles who have interviewed him or waited on him as a server in a restaurant) a […]

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  • The Way They Were: Helena Bonham Carter

    Tweet From the high points on her filmography, one could say that Helena Bonham Carter has cornered the market on quirky. It would seem as if her entire catalogue hinges upon singular characters. Her collaboration with auteur Tim Burton and Johnny Depp has reinforced her […]

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  • “Are you talkin’ to me?” The Way They Were: Robert DeNiro

    Tweet Central to the theme of The Way They Were is to highlight the careers of actors who have left an indelible image on pop culture through their work. This week’s installment is about a walking icon. Here is an actor whose filmography is so […]

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  • The Way They Were: A Natalie Portman Introspective

    Tweet THE WAY THEY WERE – A look back at the movie stylings of NATALIE PORTMAN   With an eye toward deconstructing the historical effect of films, actors and their impact on and formation of pop culture, we bring you The Way They Were: a look […]

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  • The Way They Were: John Travolta

    Tweet THE WAY THEY WERE – A look back at the movie stylings of JOHN TRAVOLTA Submitted: @mckra1g, March 2, 2011 One of my life’s overriding fascinations is observing the confluence of pop culture and the society which consumes it. Pop culture is both arbiter […]

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