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Performance, Pathos, and “The Old Maid” (1939)

The classic Bette Davis film is a master class in the power of performance.

It’s no secret that 1939 was something of a golden year for classical Hollywood. This was the year, after all, that saw the release of such iconic films as Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, and The Women. It also was the year that saw the release of what I…

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Dr. Thomas J. West III

Dr. Thomas J. West III

Ph.D. in English | Film and TV geek | Lover of fantasy and history | Full-time writer | Feminist and queer | Liberal scold and gadfly