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Twilight Annals of War

Twilight Annals of War

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 11th 2016

Revisiting favorite war movies – and their varying elements of bravery in battle, crises of conscience, cruelties of leadership, lone-wolf espionage, soldierly camaraderie, unexpected heroism, jeopa

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Memorial to Che

Memorial to Che

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 30th 2016

When it opened just a few days after Memorial Day commemorations would honor valorous military service in the name of freedom, director Richard Fleischer’s biography in montage Che! (1969), an atte

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Journeymen of the World: Richard Fleischer and Maximilian Schell

Journeymen of the World: Richard Fleischer and Maximilian Schell

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 8th 2015

Born in Brooklyn on this day, Richard Fleischer (1916-2006) could be called a journeyman director in the most literal sense of the term. His nearly 50 years of filmmaking activity touched upon a fu

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