The World’s Oldest Hippie

Will Geer is Zeb in The Waltons

Called by his peers the world’s oldest hippie, Will Geer had an imposing figure even in the literal sense of the word: he stood 6’2’’ tall and weighed 230 pounds. You couldn’t have missed him even if you wanted when he was on the set. But why was he called like that? As he says […]

The Rural Revolution With Andy Griffith

The Andy Griffith Show

One of the most successful series of the 1960’s, The Andy Griffith Show was a situational comedy which followed the line of what has become to be known as the rural revolution of the American television shows. This rural revolution can be described as a return to the golden age, when the action took place […]

Pippi Longstocking: Changing The Archetype

Pippi Longstocking

In the recent years, we have seen a shift into how young women are depicted on the silver screens. Usually, they are rather flat characters, confronted with the usual problems known to trouble all the teenagers (such as boyfriends, looks, high school popularity, and even unexpected pregnancies). But there are also a few filmmakers that […]