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Tough Variations on a Warm Personality

Tough Variations on a Warm Personality

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 13th 2018

“When the movie industry was shaken up like a kaleidoscope in 1969/70 there emerged strange new patterns,” historian David Shipman wrote in his The Great Movie Stars: The International Years, “and

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Code Word: Survival

Code Word: Survival

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 25th 2017

Dunkirk writer-director Christopher Nolan has said in interviews heralding the opening of this past weekend’s #1 global box-office hit that his recreation of the harrowing events of World War II’s O

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The Remagen Incident (Part 2 of 2)

The Remagen Incident (Part 2 of 2)

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 9th 2017

In his 2004 autobiography In the Moment: My Life As an Actor, Ben Gazzara (1930-2012) recalled hearing a tumult outside his apartment at the International Hotel in Prague, where in August 1968 he wa

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The Remagen Incident (Part 1 of 2)

The Remagen Incident (Part 1 of 2)

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 8th 2017

Today’s 72nd anniversary of V-E Day (which also coincided with then-President Harry S. Truman’s 61st birthday) is an apt occasion to recall one of the climactic World War II clashes of Allied and A

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