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Melody Masters

Melody Masters

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 29th 2018

Memorable movie music is baked into the Twilight Time DNA, so today’s birthday convergence of four mighty maestros is duly and worthily noted…and notated.Equipped with a deep background as an opera co

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Successful Saturday Satire

Successful Saturday Satire

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 9th 2018

In his December 2013 New Yorker essay One and a Half Cheers for Satire, Robert Mankoff, the magazine’s cartoon editor for 20 years, wrote: “The playwright George S. Kaufman famously said, ‘Satire is

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Succeeding, Despite Close Calls

Succeeding, Despite Close Calls

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 28th 2017

Born 116 years ago today, Rudy Vallée (1901-1986) had already enjoyed an amazing entertainment career run as a sweetly voiced, seductive crooner, bandleader and radio and recording superstar in the

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March Preorders / Purple Pros and Prose

March Preorders / Purple Pros and Prose

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 1st 2017

Three memorable movies celebrating anniversaries come down the Twilight Time hi-def Blu-ray pipeline, and in crisp 1080p they don’t show their age one bit. Marking its 60th is the all-star, New Eng

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Musically Succeeding

Musically Succeeding

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 23rd 2017

In the movie musical landscape of 1967, the most visible examples, some more successful than others, proved to be Thoroughly Modern Millie, Camelot and three for the family trade, Doctor Dolittle an

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