AGORA
: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.


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11/27/11

Deborah Kerr's Early Artistry, And Winston Churchill's Wrath


By Penelope Andrew
Huffington Post

"...With a title like Colonel Blimp, it's assumed the film is concerned solely with matters of men and war, but it's frequently Kerr's performance(s) that inflect it with layers of emotion and romance. In his autobiography, Powell described her as no less than, "the ideal... the flesh-and-blood woman whom I had been searching for ever since I had discovered that I had been born to be a teller of tales and a creator of dreams..."

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Penelope Andrew writes for The Huffington Post AOL News, WestView News, Bright Lights Film Journal, Critical Women On Film and Arts Express Syndicate. She is a member of The Women Film Critics Circle.