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The Line on Harline

The Line on Harline

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 9th 2016

When you wish upon a star tomorrow, remember that the melody of the classic song of that name ringing through your head courtesy of Walt Disney’s magnificent Pinocchio (1940) came from the pen of t

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Scenic Seduction

Scenic Seduction

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 18th 2016

When depicting bittersweet romance on screen, it never hurts to have beautifully scenic and gorgeously lensed locations as a backdrop. One can point to Yves Bélanger’s lovely cinematography of the

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Newman's Own Royalty

Newman's Own Royalty

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 17th 2016

If there is a “royal family” of movie music, it would be the Newmans, which includes among its revered melodic bloodline Alfred, Otto, Lionel, Thomas, Maria, David, Randy and Joey. Composer Alfred N

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The Song of Gladys

The Song of Gladys

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 18th 2015

Gladys Cooper (1888-1971), born this day in 1888, was one of the great beauties of the British stage, growing in acting prowess and critical esteem throughout the first three decades of the 20th ce

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Newman's Own Buffalo

Newman's Own Buffalo

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 20th 2015

As he marks his 60th birthday today, composer Thomas Newman (of the Newman family of movie music maestros that include Alfred, Emil, Lionel and Randy) can also celebrate the recent opening of two ne

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