Bob Mondello http://wmub.org en Peter O'Toole, Exuberant From 'Lawrence' To His Last Role http://wmub.org/post/peter-otoole-exuberant-lawrence-his-last-role Blond, blue-eyed and wearing blazing white robes in <em>Lawrence Of Arabia</em>, Peter O'Toole was handsome enough — many said beautiful enough — to carry off the scene in which director David Lean simultaneously made stars of both his title character and his leading man.<p>The scene: a wrecked train, blown up by Lawrence and surrounded by his Bedouin followers, one of whom has just smashed a news photographer's camera. O'Toole's Lawrence explains that the man thinks the camera will steal his soul. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 07:59:00 +0000 Bob Mondello 20831 at http://wmub.org Peter O'Toole, Exuberant From 'Lawrence' To His Last Role For Actress Ruby Keeler, Another Opening, Another Show http://wmub.org/post/actress-ruby-keeler-another-opening-another-show Ruby Keeler was an unknown actress when she starred in the 1933 production of Busby Berkeley's <em>42nd Street</em>.<p>But the movie was so popular she was able to land two more splashy musicals that same year — and seven more by the end of the decade. There was nothing extraordinary about her talents as a vocalist or as an actress, but audiences of the Depression era really bought into Keeler's "innocent" onstage persona. In fact, they craved it.<p>Her life story was also a source of optimism for many during bleak times. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:53:00 +0000 Bob Mondello 15083 at http://wmub.org For Actress Ruby Keeler, Another Opening, Another Show In Argentina, Coca-Cola Tests Market For 'Green' Coke http://wmub.org/post/argentina-coca-cola-tests-market-green-coke <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZaMOt8gQl4</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o-z6JLugWE</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:13:00 +0000 Bob Mondello 14988 at http://wmub.org In Argentina, Coca-Cola Tests Market For 'Green' Coke 'Keep The Lights On': Nuanced Take On Doomed Love http://wmub.org/post/keep-lights-nuanced-take-doomed-love Hot-weather Hollywood blockbusters have now cooled off, so the cineplex will be a quieter place for the next few months. But there can be intensity even in intimate films, as evidenced by the relationship drama <em>Keep the Lights On.</em><p>Erik is a promising filmmaker whose "promise" is beginning to wear a little thin when we first encounter him talking on the phone, on a hookup line for men. This commitment-free shortcut to physical intimacy says a lot about Erik's approach to life. He likes the start of things — follow-through is not his strong suit. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 21:03:00 +0000 Bob Mondello 3679 at http://wmub.org 'Keep The Lights On': Nuanced Take On Doomed Love Fall Movie Preview: Bob Mondello Looks Ahead http://wmub.org/post/fall-movie-preview-bob-mondello-looks-ahead <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w918Eh3fij0</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZEZ35Fhvuc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siEHekc-1oE</p> Mon, 03 Sep 2012 20:53:00 +0000 Bob Mondello 3466 at http://wmub.org Fall Movie Preview: Bob Mondello Looks Ahead