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Newman's Coming into His Own

Newman's Coming into His Own

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 26th 2018

On today’s 93rd birthday of the revered screen icon Paul Newman (1925-2008), fans are thankful for his legacy of 57 performances in feature films both monumental and somewhat less meritorious betwe

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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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Mineo's Journey

Mineo's Journey

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 10th 2017

Before he became a screen teen idol as a result of his poignant Oscar®-nominated performance as Plato in the scorching Rebel Without a Cause (1955, directed by Nicholas Ray), Sal Mineo (1939-1976),

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Expediting Exodus

Expediting Exodus

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 23rd 2016

Even as he was busy promoting his two prestigious 1959 releases, Porgy and Bess and Anatomy of a Murder, which opened within two weeks of each other that summer, producer-director Otto Preminger was

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