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Vive Legrand!

Vive Legrand!

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 30th 2019

John Anderson’s thoughtful obituary in The New York Times for the enormously gifted and stunningly versatile film composer and musical performer Michel Legrand, who died Saturday at age 86, contains s

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Gena's Accidental Showcase

Gena's Accidental Showcase

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 31st 2018

Cards on the table from a maverick moviemaker: “I wrote this story to sell, strictly to sell. I really didn’t want to do that movie. Columbia insisted I direct it, which I really didn’t want. Too

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September Preorders / The Frame of the Rose

September Preorders / The Frame of the Rose

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 6th 2017

Twilight Time gallops into fall with three thrilling examples of the Western genre from skilled directors, bridging the traditional and the revisionist, and featuring stars that added luster to any

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A Cultural Force Turns 75

A Cultural Force Turns 75

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 24th 2017

In the introduction to his 2016 critical study Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power, film historian Neal Gabler writes: “It may seem peculiar to freight an entertainer with th

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Singers Duet

Singers Duet

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 18th 2016

Her recent #1 album Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway and Barbra: The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic! concert tour (which covered nine cities in late summer and will extend to four more dates star

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