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The Fortune's Fools

The Fortune's Fools

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 20th 2016

Personal relationships do not always a successful film make. Carole Eastman, who had written the plum role of Bobby Dupea in Five Easy Pieces for Jack Nicholson, had concocted another screenplay, a

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The Risk in the Detail

The Risk in the Detail

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 15th 2015

To be or not to be…Johnny Hooker or Billy Buddusky? Jack Nicholson liked both scripts he was offered, those of The Sting (1973) and The Last Detail (1973), but he opted for the latter because he fou

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Wrestling with Lenny

Wrestling with Lenny

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 10th 2015

Lenny (1974) is the cinematic equivalent of a wrestling match, with the competition fierce between three ferocious creative sensibilities for supremacy throughout: self-destructive comedic legend L

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