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Filling in the Ellipses

Filling in the Ellipses

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 22nd 2018

Seventy-four years ago this month, Kathleen Winsor’s 972-page historical novel Forever Amber, a well-detailed and highly sexy novel about a 17th-century courtesan’s rise from an orphaned country girl

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Hilda's Notorious Homecoming

Hilda's Notorious Homecoming

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 9th 2018

By the ripe old age of 27, Jean Simmons had already portrayed many aspects of womanhood on screen, from gawky innocence to stately courtesans to noir femme fatales. When a number of films about worl

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May's American Parade

May's American Parade

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 26th 2018

An ambitious silent-era Civil War epic that changed moviemaking forever – and still challenges audiences with its raw and innovative film techniques in a visceral storytelling mode still agonizingl

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Forever Ravishing

Forever Ravishing

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 5th 2017

Twentieth Century Fox reportedly paid $200,000 for the rights to a somewhat scandalous but ferociously popular historical novel, and were in turn ready to foot a $5-million budget to bring it to th

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December Delights

December Delights

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 20th 2017

This Christmas, beautiful bodices as well as festive gift wrappings will be ripped, and the darker side of the medical community will be explored through the lacerating black humor of an Academy Aw

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