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The American Sound Goes to the Movies Saturday at 6pm

color photograph of a drive-in movie screen in a field before a blue sky
Classically American: a drive-in movie screen on Route 66.
May 9, 2013

Which is more fun, watching movies, or following the Oscars? Tough question. But one thing is certain: America is a movie nation. According to the Motion Picture Association of America, nearly one-third of global box office revenues in 2012 came from the U.S. and Canada, which also boast the largest number of movie screens in [...]

The Charioteers of Ben-Hur

21, 2011

The swashbuckling Ancient Roman epic Ben-Hur is almost certain to occupy a place on any list of the ten most iconic American-made films. If its length (nearly three-and-a-half hours), its cast of thousands, its budget ($15 million 1959 dollars), or the double-digit string (11) of Academy awards it won don’t convince you, then maybe its [...]