American History at the Movies

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Saturday, July 06, 2013

The silver screen has sometimes served as a history book, telling of the people and events that have shaped the United States. Whether those stories are raw or romanticized, music always helps convey the emotions of the drama.

David Garland presents a range of music from a variety of movies based on American history: Native American life in "Mystic Warrior;" presidential politics in "Lincoln" and "Wilson;" battles for civil rights in "Freedom Song" and gay rights in "Milk;" the Watergate scandal in "All the President's Men;" the space race in "The Right Stuff;" and more.

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Comments [4]

Barry Owen Furrer from Grammarcy Park

@Jane Stein and @bjohnson -
Since the point has been raised, my 1981 edition of Webster's Collegiate Dictionary lists uniqueness as a noun, uniquely as an adverb, and unique as an adjective. Perhaps we could say: The uniqueness of this point so uniquely raised was brought forth by three unique bloggers.

Jul. 09 2013 10:03 PM

Dear Ms. Stein: You are, unequivocally, correct. However, just because someone knows better doesn't me it's necessary to point out the "shortcomings" of others. I stand with you regarding "uniqueness." Will you stand with me on this point of etiquette? And are you enjoying tonight's program? I am.

Jul. 06 2013 09:39 PM

John Quincey Adams, who was an ardent abolitionist, was the attorney for the defense and it is agreed by historians that his legal arguments were instrumental in freeing the mutineers.

Jul. 06 2013 09:33 PM
jane stein from intro on page "about movies on the radio."

There is no word "uniqueness." Something is unique or it isn't.

Jul. 06 2013 09:07 PM

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