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Oscar Alumni Rolls

Oscar Alumni Rolls

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 8th 2018

The 90th annual bestowal of the Academy Awards® this past Sunday adds a new batch of winners to the rolls of formidable talents, and a hearty historic handful of them are reflected in the Twilight

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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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In Which They Serve: Ralph and Gordon Edition

In Which They Serve: Ralph and Gordon Edition

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 19th 2017

Two United Kingdom character acting stalwarts share today as a birthday, one an aristocratic lion cherished as an all-time greats of stage and screen, the other a capable, “regular Joe” veteran who

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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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