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Heston's Epic Creativity

Heston's Epic Creativity

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 4th 2016

“It’s a lot harder to be creative in an epic than in a low-budget picture. It’s terribly easy to get swamped in a turgid sea of angry slaves brandishing spears. But it’s worth it because of the cha

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Where Titans First Met 50 Years Ago

Where Titans First Met 50 Years Ago

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 9th 2016

Fifty years ago tonight marked the London world premiere of the on-screen confluence of Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, stirring geopolitical history and Cinerama exhibition wrapped up in an exo

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The Ides of Coburn

The Ides of Coburn

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 15th 2016

Debuting two years apart, James Coburn starred in superior action movies of distinctly different stripes that opened in theatres on March 15, and the gravelly-voiced alumnus of The Magnificent Seve

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Mirisch's Hawaiian Saga

Mirisch's Hawaiian Saga

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 28th 2016

In his autobiography I Thought We Were Making Movies, Not History, Academy Award®-winning producer Walter Mirisch (In the Heat of the Night) devotes an entire chapter to the filming of James Michen

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Basil Dearden: Behind Khartoum's Lenses

Basil Dearden: Behind Khartoum's Lenses

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 1st 2016

It’s a new year, and Quentin Tarantino has made something new with vintage materials: his self-described Agatha Christie Western The Hateful Eight, now in nationwide release. He and cinematographer

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