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A Soldiers' Epic

A Soldiers' Epic

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 6th 2017

On this date of World War II D-Day invasion remembrance, one can also recall that fighting forces who distinguish themselves in fierce in bloody conflict in theaters of war are made up of individua

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Lining Up Lions

Lining Up Lions

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 31st 2017

When the film version of Irwin Shaw’s powerful bestseller The Young Lions (1958), about the turbulent lives and fateful intersection of one German and two American GIs in World War II, premiered 59

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Hombre: Still Tough and Terrific at Age 50

Hombre: Still Tough and Terrific at Age 50

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 21st 2017

The last of Paul Newman’s three iconic mid-1960s “H” roles that started with Hud (1963) and continued with Harper (1966) took moviegoers on a tense and absorbing ride that opened 50 years ago today

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Frankly Outspoken

Frankly Outspoken

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 13th 2015

Born 95 years ago tomorrow, Irving Ravetch (1920-2010) was a team player whose screenplay collaborations with his wife Harriet Frank Jr. (still with us at age 98) resulted in several profoundly movi

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