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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Morning News

posted by on November 14 at 8:15 AM

Blackwater: FBI investigation finds Blackwater shooting unjustified. What will new AG Mukasey do?

Education Funding vs. War Funding: Bush veto sparks federal stand-off.

What Does the War Cost?: GOP challenges Democratic report on “Hidden Costs.”

Pakistan: Imran Khan, cricket star and opposition leader arrested.

Drivers Licenses for Illegal Immigrants: Spitzer withdraws controversial proposal.

RIP Ira Levin: Author of Rosemary’s Baby (the best movie ever) and The Stepford Wives dies.

School Funding: 4204, the school funding measure, pulls ahead.

Anti-War Protests Continue: 50 more arrested at Port of Olympia.

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14 killed by Christian terrorists, what will Bush do about that organization?

Posted by left coast | November 14, 2007 9:01 AM
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Clinton's goons got to Spitzer.

Posted by DOUG. | November 14, 2007 9:03 AM
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Polanski - who is 74 now, can you believe? - directed "Rosemary's Baby" a year before that incomprehensible tragedy in 1969. My oldest sister was pregnant when she saw the film and - well - was spazzed for several days hence.

Bob Evans said that it was the final coffin nail in the Sinatra-Farrow marriage. Frank didn't want Mia to do the film. He had other plans for her. Evans convinced Mia this role was going to get her an Oscar nomination (it didn't). Sinatra gave her an ultimatum. The rest is history.

It's a visual delight like most of Polanski's stuff. Remember the scene where Minnie Castevet (Ruth Gordon) is making a phone call in the next room to her "special" doctor and she's partially obscured by a door frame? The guy who shot it said, "Roman, we can't see her in frame." Polanski said, "I know. Leave it." The cinematographer went opening night and watched as most of the audience lean sideways trying to look around the door frame.

Posted by Bauhaus | November 14, 2007 9:04 AM
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Oh..and Bill Fraker shot the film. The apartment bldg. used for external shots? The Dakota.

Posted by Bauhaus | November 14, 2007 9:08 AM
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Mia did the right thing. Fuck that asshole.

Posted by keshmeshi | November 14, 2007 10:58 AM
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In other news...

Project Runway begins tonight!

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | November 14, 2007 11:33 AM

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