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How Rocky got his ROCK!

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The people of Philadelphia are no strangers to boxing. It is more than just a sport out here; it is a way of life. Naturally everyone knows the story of Rocky and his underdog tale of courage and perseverance. The City finds it inspiring as well as the reason behind the many tourist who appear daily on the steps to the Art Museum. They need to prove to themselves, as Rocky did many years ago, that they too can go the distance. It is a beautiful story but it hits much closer to home than many people realize.

And You Call Yourself a Film Buff?! BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S

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Having never seen an Audrey Hepburn film before, the only image of her I have in my head is, of course, the sleek black dress, the ornate pearl necklace, and the dark sunglasses from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I’ve always associated this photo with Hepburn’s status as a style icon, as opposed to the film it spawned from. Finally seeing the movie that helped make her a legend was actually an interesting and surprisingly enjoyable experience.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s definitely brought out the girl in me.

And You Call Yourself a Film Buff?! CASABLANCA

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Even before ever seeing the film, if I had been asked what I thought the most beloved movie of all time is, I would have said Casablanca. I may be ignorant for never having seen it, but I bet a lot of people would agree with my answer. Others might argue Citizen Kane. It is considered the greatest movie of all time by the American Film Institute, after all. However, I would argue that Casablanca’s themes of love and letting love go are what make the film timeless.

And You Call Yourself a Film Buff?! ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST

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In high school, my 12th grade summer reading assignment was One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. I actually read the book instead of cheating by watching the movie, assuming that my English teacher would show us the film when we returned to school in the Fall. Apparently, I was hoping for too much there. Although I read the book over 5 years ago, I remember enjoying it more than I enjoyed the film this weekend. Yet, I also feel like the film was true to the book. Go figure.

I’m going to state the obvious and say that R.P. McMurphy was not crazy.

PHILADELPHIA FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS SUMMER FILM SERIES TO SUPPORT FUNDRAISING FOR THE FILMADELPHIA MATCHING MISSION

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(PHILADELPHIA, PA) June 19, 2013 – The Philadelphia Film Society (PFS), in partnership with Thomas Properties Group, Inc. of Commerce Square presents a three-part summer film series to raise awareness about the Filmadelphia Matching Mission. The partnership will assist PFS in reaching its $150,000 fundraising goal over the next year to match a $150,000 grant awarded to the organization by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge. The grant will contribute to the PFS Theater at the Roxy restoration project, which will help fund equipment and the ability to host a monthly screening series, “Filmadelphia at the Roxy”, providing local filmmakers with a voice and platform to display their work.

And You Call Yourself a Film Buff?! THE GRADUATE

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For being released in 1967, it’s pretty impressive how relevant The Graduate still is in 2011. I graduated in December 2009 with a degree in film and television media studies and soon discovered that my studies in school were very different from the jobs available in the “real world,” whatever that actually means. After nearly two years after graduation, I still have no idea what I really want to do. Fortunately, this is a feeling most recent college grads can relate to, including Dustin Hoffman’s Benjamin Braddock!