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Mary Poppins Statue in Leicester Square

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This bronze statue of Mary Poppins that graces Leicester Square in London is a delightful tribute to one of cinema’s most iconic characters. As I stood before this whimsical rendition of the beloved nanny, memories of my childhood flooded back. I vividly recall watching the 1964 Disney film, where Julie Andrews brought Mary Poppins to life with her enchanting portrayal. I remember thinking that she was so beautiful.
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Where to Watch Foreign Movies in New York City

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New York is one of the most diverse cities in the world. You can find any kind of food you want in town, there is a museum of everything you can name, and you can see any kind of movie or play you care to. Foreign films will give you a window into the culture of the countries that they come from. Foreign directors often have a different view of the world than that of their American counterparts.
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Shark Attack Broadway Play!

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OK, I think that long-time readers can agree that I am always finding  unusually fun and freaky shark-related items to feature in this ongoing column which I affectionately refer to as Shark Attack. And just when I think it’s safe to look in my  mailbox, this shows up: Dun dun, dun dun, dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun!  Shark Attack Broadway Play! Continue reading Shark Attack Broadway Play!

Eye On Design: James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5

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Following author Ian Fleming’s specifications that James Bond drive a gadget-laden, Aston Martin, the Aston Martin DB5 was introduced as James Bond’s first Q Branch-modified vehicle in the film Goldfinger (1964). With its essential, Britishness, bespoke, craftsmanship, and sleek, classic styling, the DB5 was an appropriate fit for the debonair secret agent. Continue reading Eye On Design: James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5

Why Foreign Language Theaters Are Becoming Popular

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Whether we’re talking about a classic movie theater or a theater where live stage productions take place, the speaking of foreign languages is growing more popular worldwide. This is partially because of cultural globalization, and the use of professional film-dubbing by skilled voice actors. Suppose we add various technology solutions that would allow choosing a preferred language and hearing the audio section of the movie — or a theater production — through headphones. In that case, the choice can add value to the experience and expand the possibility of learning about foreign cinema. Continue reading Why Foreign Language Theaters Are Becoming Popular