An American Filmmaker in Moscow | Carole Keeney Harrington

February 18, 2015 5:58 PM

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An American Filmmaker in Moscow | Carole Keeney Harrington

Russia is spooky. With Vladimir Putin at the helm, his annexation of Crimea, support for separatist in the Ukraine, it gets spookier every day. But to a 9-year-old girl years ago, Russia was a romantic and artistic country, despite the fact that we were then in the midst of the Cold War.

I was that young girl who saw a movie called Never Let Me Go. It starred Gene Tierney as a Russian ballerina who falls in love with Clark Gable, a newspaperman on the Moscow beat. They marry, and he rescues her from under the nose of the communists. Americans were too clever to worry about communist...

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