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Bound for Glory is completely disarming with grandiose images often immersed in silence, especially in the first part of the film, as we accompany Guthrie on his way to the West. “There are images in Hal Ashby’s Bound for Glory so striking or so beautiful I doubt I’ll ever forget them,” Roger Ebert wrote, calling it “the most visually accomplished film since Barry Lyndon.”

Hal Ashby’s ‘Bound for Glory’: An Unorthodox Biopic Chock-Full Of Cinematic Beauty

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Happy Birthday Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 -  June 29, 2003)

Miss Hepburn, Aunt Kat, Katie, Kate. She is all of those plus importantly Katharine with an “A”. Loyal, demanding, pure and purely demanding, open, reserved, formally informal, proud. Intimidating. Exasperating. Funny. Touching. She is a doer, a worker, a riser above everything. Passionate in her likes and dislikes. Says what she thinks but keeps herself to herself. Loving. Sentimental. A lover of beauty, nature. There for all who need her, really need her, and are in need. She is wonderfully, uniquely one of a kind. She is here. For all she is, has been, has given, will be, she has enhanced and enhances this life. I love her. - Lauren Bacall

Her energy was phenomenal. I’d get to the studio at seven and she’d been there since six, riding the grounds on her bicycle. She has a wonderful wild and lunatic passion for everything she does. It is a tremendously infectious sort of thing and she creates a state of excitement. - Anthony Harvey  

As an actress she’s a joy to work with she’s in there every minute. There isn’t anything passive about her she ‘gives’ and as a person she’s real. - Cary Grant

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Kubrick on Kubrick – listen to the director tell his own life story and how he got into filmmaking.