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After compiling my personal ballot of candidates to play the role of Mags in the upcoming film adaptation Suzanne Collins’ Catching Fire, I knew I was still missing key players, even those in my relatively narrowed field: actresses over 80, like the character Mags, who could hold the Read the rest of this entry »

Death on the Nile is one of my favorite films.  The slow pacing.  The plot from an Agatha Christie mystery.  The location from Egypt.  And movie star after movie star after movie star.

Bette Davis wielding a teacup in the 1978 film Death on the Nile.

I caught a fantastic clip from the film featuring Bette Davis, Lois Chiles, and Maggie Smith. Outside of setting up motives for killing Lois Chiles’ character, the scene now has historical significance to me.  A baton has been passed.

In the film, Bette Davis is the imperious, high-society, old-money, cantankerous, ancient scenery-chewer, spitting out lines as only someone with at least half a Read the rest of this entry »