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In Memory of Tim Pigott-Smith: 1946-2017

A very accomplished British Shakespearean actor, Pigott-Smith had appeared in small roles in several major films, but the main core of his screen acting work was on television.  From Downton Abbey to Midsomer Murders….from Foyle’s War to Poirot…from Inspector Lewis to Inspector Lynley, Pigott-Smith became a very recognized face on the British telly, and eventually across the pond as well. […]

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Romeo and Juliet (1968)

BY FAR the best Romeo and Juliet adaptation out there, this film is a classic for The Bard himself would be proud of. Directed by Franco Zeffirelli and starring two then-unknown teenage actors as the star-crossed lovers, this movie oozes sensuality, humor and utter despair. Set, as the play is, in Verona, Italy, Romeo Montague […]

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Shakespeare in Love

This is a film that honestly brings Shakespeare to life…literally and figuratively. A brilliant movie that utilizes many of the Bard’s plays for dialogue and antidotes, but most notably Romeo and Juliet, the ever-tragic saga of Italian star-crossed lovers. The tragic lover story is key to this film…the movie follow Romeo’s plot, in a lot […]

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