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Satisfying One's Violent Instincts

Satisfying One's Violent Instincts

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 7th 2018

Film historian Chris Fujiwara included the following telling tidbit in his 2008 The World and Its Double: The Life and Work of Otto Preminger: “‘A cop is basically a criminal,’ Preminger remarked

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Rough Ride to Remember

Rough Ride to Remember

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 23rd 2018

Film scholars have written extensively about 1967 being the year when the “Old Hollywood” of traditional mainstream moviemaking collided with the freer and edgier emerging currents of maverick “New

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A Reliably Forceful Brand

A Reliably Forceful Brand

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 14th 2017

One of the signature tough guys in movie history, Neville Brand (1920-1992), would have turned 97 yesterday. A much-decorated 10-year Army veteran who survived World War II combat, Brand talked to

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Preminger Hits the Pavement

Preminger Hits the Pavement

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 25th 2016

While working on the bruising film noir Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950), producer/director Otto Preminger was breaking free of the patterns of his life as a prominent studio filmmaker. The protagonis

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