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Care, Compassion and Craft: Into the Pit

Care, Compassion and Craft: Into the Pit

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 27th 2019

The path from bestselling book to the big screen was, like its title, serpentine, but The Snake Pit (1948) nonetheless emerged as a rare Hollywood product that combined a sincerely crafted exploration

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Pygmalion Picks

Pygmalion Picks

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 15th 2018

My Fair Lady triumphantly opened on Broadway 62 years ago today to begin its record-setting original six-and-a-half year run and – by George, we’re getting it! – the eagerly anticipated new Lincoln C

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In Which They Serve: Ralph and Gordon Edition

In Which They Serve: Ralph and Gordon Edition

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 19th 2017

Two United Kingdom character acting stalwarts share today as a birthday, one an aristocratic lion cherished as an all-time greats of stage and screen, the other a capable, “regular Joe” veteran who

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Yul Rules

Yul Rules

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 11th 2017

Once he became immortalized – and a Tony® and Academy Award® winner – as 19th-century King Mongkut of Siam in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s stage and screen versions of The King and I, Yul Brynner (1920

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The Fog of War and Filmmaking

The Fog of War and Filmmaking

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 24th 2017

When the Academy Award®-winning producer and Oscar®-nominated stars of Lawrence of Arabia (1962) were reunited four years later for another big-budget period epic, cinematic lightning did not strik

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