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A One-Eyed Director's Three-Dimensionality

A One-Eyed Director's Three-Dimensionality

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 16th 2017

Amassing well over 100 feature film credits as a director across a 50-year span, Raoul Walsh (1887-1980) with astonishing regularity, and through sheer volume of activity would eventually steer mov

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Inferno's Heat

Inferno's Heat

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 10th 2017

After her femme-fatale cred was clearly established via her duplicitous dames in Out of the Past (1947) and Cry Danger (1951) and her striking redheaded beauty marked her as a Technicolor natural i

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Big Man in a 3D Wilderness

Big Man in a 3D Wilderness

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 26th 2017

To put a jolt into declining movie attendance, Twentieth Century Fox chief Darryl F. Zanuck was focused on championing Cinemascope, a widescreen process that would engulf audiences with the expanse

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Roll Along, Rita

Roll Along, Rita

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 27th 2016

W. Somerset Maugham’s scandalous creation Sadie Thompson – from his 1921 short story Rain – has always been a temptation to composers and lyricists striving to give her song-and-dance chops in addi

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