From the Film Vault

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Movie Quiz: Trash Talk


Movie sets can be back-stabbing battlegrounds. Here we have some savage put-downs of well-known motion picture personalities. Try to match the quote to the person who said it.

Program Notes: Scent of a Woman (1992)

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In Martin Brest’s film, Scent of a Woman (1992), Pacino’s Frank Slade rants and rages and behaves badly at every opportunity. He’s bitter about being blind, probably alcoholic and makes life miserable for the long-suffering sister who takes care of him.

New on the DVD shelves: The Beaver (2011)

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Adore him or abhor him, Mel Gibson is the reason to see Jody Foster’s The Beaver. As Walter Black, a toy company executive sliding into a paralyzing world of depression, Gibson registers a degree of mental anguish that is shocking.

Program Notes: Shaun of the Dead (2004)

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Shaun of the Dead is one of the most successful examples of a horror subgenre known as the “zomcom” — short for zombie comedy.

Movie Quiz: It's All About Me

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The following famous names from film have all published their own life stories. All you have to do is match the author with the book. And if you can pinpoint the year of publication, you’re a better movie geek than I am.

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