AWFJ Women On Film – Should Beethoven get a supporting nomination for “The King’s Speech?” – Carrie Rickey comments

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“This will make Beethoven!,” boasted Walt Disney while he put the finishing touches on “Fantasia” (1940), with its 20-minute passage from the composer’s Symphony No. 6 (“The Pastorale”).

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Carrie Rickey

Carrie Rickey has been The Philadelphia Inquirer's film critic for 21 years and writes the newspaper's Flickgrrl blog. She has reviewed films as diverse as "Water" and "The Waterboy," profiled celebrities from Lillian Gish to Will Smith, and reported on technological beakthroughs from the video revolution to the rise of movies on demand. Her reviews are syndicated nationwide and she is a regular contributor to Entertainment Weekly, MSNBC and NPR. Rickey's essays appear in numerous anthologies, including "The Rolling Stone History of Rock & Roll," "The American Century," and the Library of America's "American Movie Critics."