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The witty one-liner is a calling card of the James Bond film franchise. Bob Penn/Sygma via Getty Images

The ancient history of adding insult to injury

Epic poetry tends to be seen as highbrow, while action films are regarded as puerile and brutish. But the two share an affinity for dressing up brutal deaths with rhetorical flair.
Fans of ‘The Sopranos’ will have the option of watching Michael Gandolfini play a young Tony Soprano from their living rooms or in theaters. Bobby Bank/GC Images via Getty Images

David Chase might hate that ‘The Many Saints of Newark’ is premiering on HBO Max – but it’s the wave of the future

With pricing flexibility, the ability to capture data on viewers and the promise of attracting new subscribers, film premieres on streaming services are a no-brainer for studio executives.
When asked how she wanted to be remembered, Tammy Faye replied, “My eyelashes and my walk with the Lord.” John Storey/Getty Images

Underneath all the makeup, who was the real Tammy Faye?

The subject of a new biopic, Tammy Faye was a televangelist icon. But she also represented another side of the evangelical coin – one that was big-hearted, vulnerable and accepting.
A painting for the U.S. Army’s Stars and Stripes newspaper shows a downed pilot fending off sharks with a knife. Ed Vebell/Getty Images

Before Shark Week and ‘Jaws,’ World War II spawned America’s shark obsession

As part of the nation’s massive wartime mobilization effort, millions of Americans, for the first time, traveled abroad – where many had their first encounters with the marine predators.
In buying MGM, Amazon is clearly demonstrating its ambition to dethrone Netflix and the race for the top spot in the video-on-demand market has never been tighter. (Shutterstock)

Will Amazon’s purchase of MGM mark the end of Netflix’s reign?

In the war to secure exclusive content, the ability to invest in the acquisition or production of original content has become crucial ammunition.
TV and movies are one way we understand people and places we’ve never had direct contact with – and maybe never will. iStock / Getty Images Plus

Netflix’s big bet on foreign content and international viewers could upend the global mediascape – and change how people see the world

An Italian media scholar raised on American TV assesses Netflix’s ambitious strategy to create original productions in Italy, Japan, Brazil and beyond – and distribute them globally.

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