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Best Movies by Farr: The Graduate

January 1, 2014 | John Farr

John Farr discusses one of the signature films of the 1960s, directed by Mike Nichols. The Graduate (1967) What It's About: A model son and newly minted college graduate, Ben Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) is proudly paraded around his parents' friends, who congratulate him heartily. But inside, Ben feels numb. He soon gets ...

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Best Movies by Farr: Swing Time

November 17, 2013 | John Farr

by John Farr John Farr discusses the best Astaire-Rogers movie, directed by George Stevens. The Americanization of Emily (1964) What It's About: John "Lucky" Garnett (Fred Astaire) isn't so lucky in matters of love. He's late to his own wedding, and his perturbed would-be father-in-law won't give him a return engagement until Lucky raises ...

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Best Movies by Farr: The Americanization of Emily

October 27, 2013 | John Farr

by John Farr John Farr discusses Julie Andrews' war film, directed by Arthur Hiller. The Americanization of Emily (1964) What It's About: Officer Charlie Madison (James Garner) has a dream job in World War II catering to the luxurious needs of a two-star admiral (Melvyn Douglas). He advocates for cowardice and survival, but when ...

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Best Movies by Farr: Crucial Cage

October 20, 2013 | John Farr

by John Farr Although his reputation has faded somewhat due to questionable role choices, Nic Cage was once one of Hollywood's brightest stars. John Farr recommends you revisit three crucial Cage classics. Leaving Las Vegas (1995) WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Depressed Hollywood screenwriter Ben (Nicolas Cage) arrives in Las Vegas with one goal: to drink ...

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Best Movies by Farr: Sabrina

October 13, 2013 | John Farr

by John Farr You will fall in love with Audrey Hepburn once again after watching this film. John Farr explains why. Sabrina (1954) What It's About: Shipped off to Paris for lessons in cooking and refinement, charming Sabrina (Audrey Hepburn)-the daughter of a chauffeur for the wealthy Long Island Larrabee clan-returns a sophisticated woman. ...

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