Tag: origin story

Hercule Poirot’s Mustache Has an Origin Story in Death on the Nile, and It’s Extremely Satisfying

There are spoilers in this article, but not on the murderous and dastardly plot itself. Your mileage with these spoilers before seeing the movie may vary. Hercule Poirot’s mustache has had many famous iterations over the years, from Albert Finney’s neat take on the ‘stache, to the much more whimsical and perfectly sculpted look of […]

The Old Hollywood Origin Story of the Term “Gas Lighting”

While the term gas lighting subject to occasional inaccuracies these days, its definition is a little more complicated than simply lying to someone. To gaslight a person is to psychologically manipulate them into distrusting their own memories or even their entire sense of reality. Its often-overlooked origin story features appearances from Vincent Price, Ingrid Bergman, […]

Specter Ruined Daniel Craig’s 007 Origin Story (By Bringing Blofeld Back)

James Bond’s Specter ruined Daniel Craig’s 007 origin story by bringing Blofeld back, instead of developing the villainous character of Mr. White. Before SpectrumDaniel Craig’s first three James Bonds – Casino Royale, Quantum of Comfortand celestial fall – all acted as a perfect origin story trilogy; yet, SpectrumThe reintroduction of Blofeld ruined the Bond setup. […]

Liev Schreiber explains why ‘Ray Donovan: The Movie’ is an origin story | Entertainment

Ray Donovan, the dark trouble-fixer for the rich, rarely leaves things hanging. So it’s only fitting that Liev Schreiber, the man who played him in Showtime’s 2013-2020 drama, was forced to finish the story after the network canceled the series. “I felt like we owe it to the fans,” Schreiber says. Ray Donovan: the movie […]

The first Thanksgiving is a key chapter in America’s origins story – but what happened in Virginia four months later mattered much more

In the 19th century, there was a campaign to link Thanksgiving to pilgrims. Bettman/Getty Images Peter C. Mancall, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences This year marks the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving in New England. Remembered and told as an allegory of perseverance and cooperation, the story of that first Thanksgiving […]

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