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Exodus: Its First and Subsequent Years

Exodus: Its First and Subsequent Years

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 15th 2017

Fifty-seven years ago tonight, producer/director Otto Preminger’s massive and sweeping film adaptation of Exodus (1960), Leon Uris’s 1958 historical novel set during the tumultuous early years of th

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Mining Musical Gold

Mining Musical Gold

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 13th 2017

After breaking into films via B-pictures and some wonderful Gerald McBoing Boing animated shorts, Vienna-born composer/conductor Ernest Gold (1921-1999), whose 96th birthday is marked today, enjoye

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Santa Vittoria's Indomitable Spirit

Santa Vittoria's Indomitable Spirit

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 28th 2016

In the disrupted cinematic landscape that year, producer-director Stanley Kramer’s picturesque, scrupulously populated screen adaptation of Robert Crichton’s World War II-set novel The Secret of Sa

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Finding the Treasure in the Park: Discovering the Score

Finding the Treasure in the Park: Discovering the Score

Posted by Gergely Hubai on Jul 7th 2016

Twilight Time’s new Blu-ray release of The Panic in Needle Park carries a distinctive Extra Feature: an Isolated Track of a score by one of the most celebrated composers of the past half-century –

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