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Jackie Collins Movies: Surprisingly Few Film Adaptations of Her Bestselling Sex Novels

Joan Collins in 'The Bitch': Sex tale based on younger sister Jackie Collins' novel. Author Jackie Collins dead at 77: Surprisingly few film and TV adaptations of her bestselling novels Jackie Collins, best known for a series of bestsellers about the dysfunctional sex lives of the rich and famous and for being the younger sister of film and TV star Joan Collins, died of breast cancer on Sept. 19, '15, in Los Angeles. The London-born (Oct. 4, 1937) Collins was 77. Collins' tawdry, female-centered novels – much like those of Danielle Steel and Judith Krantz – were/are immensely popular. According to her website, they have sold more than 500 million copies in 40 countries. And if the increasingly tabloidy BBC […]


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Jackie Collins Movies: Surprisingly Few Film Adaptations of Her Bestselling Sex Novels



'Bread and Butter' Movie: Late Life Virginity and Other Social Anxieties

'Bread and Butter' movie: Christine Weatherup and Bobby Moynihan: Late life virginity can damage your emotional health. 'Bread and Butter' movie review: Late life virginity and other social anxieties in a funny and awkwardly romantic comedy The first insight of debuting feature film director Liz Manashil is that romantic comedies should actually be funny first and romantic second – if ever. Her film Bread and Butter eventually works its way to a kind of awkward romanticism, but it's always dryly funny; its silliness deftly masked by all manner of understatement and managed execution. The second insight of the screenwriter-director was to populate her funny romance with the kind of people you almost never see in romantic comedies; which is to […]


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'Bread and Butter' Movie: Late Life Virginity and Other Social Anxieties



Ann-Margret Movies: From Elvis Presley to 'Tommy,' 'Carnal Knowledge'

Ann-Margret movies: From sex kitten and Elvis Presley leading lady to two-time Oscar nominee. Ann-Margret movies: From Elvis Presley to 'Tommy,' 'Carnal Knowledge' Oscar nominations Ann-Margret, the '60s star who went from sex kitten and Elvis Presley leading lady to respected actress and two-time Academy Award nominee, is Turner Classic Movies' star today, Aug. 13, '15. As part of its “Summer Under the Stars” series, this evening TCM is showing the two movies that earned the Swedish-born Ann-Margret Olsson her Oscar nods: Ken Russell's Tommy (1975) and Mike Nichols' Carnal Knowledge (1971). Rock opera 'Tommy' Prior to Tommy, Ken Russell had created quite a stir with films such as Women in Love (1969), featuring some hot-and-heavy male nude wrestling (Oliver […]


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Ann-Margret Movies: From Elvis Presley to 'Tommy,' 'Carnal Knowledge'