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That’s Hollywood!

Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 911 (2004) and Mel Gibson’s The Passion Of The Christ (2004) continued a long line of controversial films. In 1968, John Wayne decided to counter Vietnam War protests by turning The Green Berets, a collection of short stories by author Robin Moore about the superhero like exploits of the US Army Special Forces, into a movie. Eight years before, the Cowboy Star had taken a financial bath while producing The Alamo (1960) and he considered The Green

A Bag Lady and Thanksgiving Dinner

It was very cold and a light snow was falling as young Jimmy Dorche piloted his Ford Escort down the street toward the city park. Snow on Thanksgiving was a rarity in this part of the country and it caused almost as much excitement as the traditional turkey dinner, the traditional afternoon of football, or the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on television. But none of these things were on 17-year-old Jimmy’s mind at the moment as he carefully maneuvered his