National Geographic, January 2017 issue. Magazines check our for 7 days.
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Who remembers this one… “Edward Scissorhands”
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of this beloved masterpiece starring Johnny Depp and directed by Tim Burton. Depp delivers the performance that launched his career, as Edward, an irresistibly charming creation with razor-sharp metal hands and a heart of gold. Edward s lonely life in a Gothic castle changes forever when he meets a kindhearted Avon Lady (Dianne Wiest), who takes him to a pastel paradise known as Suburbia. Thanks to his fantastic talents, Edward becomes a neighborhood sensation, but when he falls in love with Kim (Winona Ryder), he must go to extraordinary lengths to protect her.
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“Taming the Bull: The John Bramlett Story” – DVD Documentary Film.
John “Bull” Bramlett was considered the meanest man in professional sports. A tryout with the Denver Broncos led to an All Pro NFL career, but as his athletic reputation blossomed, his life away fro the field seemed destined for destruction.
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“For Such a Time” by Kate Breslin. Fiction. In 1944, blonde and blue-eyed Jewess Hadassah Benjamin feels abandoned when she is saved from a firing squad only to be handed over to a new enemy. Pressed into service by SS-Kommandant Colonel Aric von Schmidt at the transit camp of Theresienstadt in Czechoslovakia, she is able to hide behind the false identity of Stella Muller. However, in order to survive and maintain her cover as Aric’s secretary, she is forced to stand by as her own people are sent to Auschwitz. Suspecting her employer is a man of hidden depths and sympathies, Stella cautiously appeals to him on behalf of those in the camp. Aric’s compassion gives her hope, and she finds herself battling a growing attraction for this man she knows she should despise as an enemy. Stella pours herself into her efforts to keep even some of the camp’s prisoners safe, but she risks the revelation of her true identity with every attempt.
(And… one of my favorite books. -Denise)