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Peck and King's Darker Western Ride

Peck and King's Darker Western Ride

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 20th 2018

The Big Country (1958) is rightly considered an ambitious adult Western of greater than usual complexity for the genre, a noteworthy credit on the resumés of its two producers, star Gregory Peck

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King of Connections

King of Connections

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 24th 2018

In a conversation he had with film historian and documentary moviemaker Kevin Brownlow, the revered director King Vidor reportedly remarked: “I’m a pioneer. I’ve been in this business for years. Bu

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October Preorders / Antiheroic Turn

October Preorders / Antiheroic Turn

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 4th 2017

Brigands, cutthroats, firebrands, reprobates and scalawags have taken over this month’s Twilight Time release slate, and fans of historical chronicles, pirate tales, war sagas and Western legends c

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DFZ's Notes on Casting and the Church

DFZ's Notes on Casting and the Church

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 5th 2017

On the occasion of today’s 115th birthday of long-time studio chief Darryl F. Zanuck (1902-1979), author/film historian’s well-curated 1993 compilation Memo from Darryl F. Zanuck: The Golden Years

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The Troops of October

The Troops of October

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 17th 2017

Swashbucklers, cutthroats, soldiers of fortune and Western revisionism are present in spades in Twilight Time’s mighty four-film October package delivery. The roughneck roster includes Tyrone Power

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