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  • All along, a force was with Alec Guinness

    All along, a force was with Alec Guinness
    For millions of young "Star Wars" fans, and some not so young, Alec Guinness is the man who played Obi-Wan Kenobi. And that is that. For all they know Guinness only did this in his life: expound on the glories of The Force and get Mark Hamill up to speed with a light saber.
  • Stuart Freeborn dies at 98; 'Star Wars' makeup artist

    Stuart Freeborn dies at 98; 'Star Wars' makeup artist
    It was no accident that British makeup artist Stuart Freeborn resembled his most famous movie creation — Yoda, the wrinkled, ancient sage from the "Star Wars" films. "I looked at myself in the mirror and decided that I was comic, with all these...

    Best Movie Military Leaders

     
    Ever responsive to the week's headlines, I thought it would be appropriate today to offer a tribute to Gen. David Petraeus by listing the 10 Best Movie Military Leaders. This is an interesting collection, at least to me. This is...

    PASSINGS: Michael Gough, Murray Warmath, James C. Tyree, Marty Marion, John Kronenberg

    Michael Gough Actor played butler in 'Batman' movies Michael Gough, 94, a British actor best known for playing Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred in a series of "Batman" movies, died Thursday at home in England, his former wife Anneke Wills said through her...

    Paperback writers: Classic Le Carré

    Paperback writers: Classic Le Carré
    First published in 1974, John le Carré's "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" (Penguin: 400 pp., $16) deals with the quest to ferret out a double agent within the highest levels of the British secret service. The novel's plot weaves together a backward-...