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A Sequel to Seek Out

A Sequel to Seek Out

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 23rd 2018

Movie sequels are a staple, each in their own way trying to recapture the magic of the original project and propel it in new and more interesting directions (and in the case of The Godfather, break

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Monsieur Delerue's Noteworthy Legacy

Monsieur Delerue's Noteworthy Legacy

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 12th 2018

Composer Alexandre Desplat, who won his second Best Original Score Academy Award® last Sunday for 2017’s The Shape of Water (his first came for 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel), spoke fondly of hi

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Rapturous Turning Point

Rapturous Turning Point

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 23rd 2017

When it opened in New York 52 years ago today, a very intimate and personal family drama called Rapture (1965), said to be a career favorite of its director, London-born John Guillermin (1925-2015)

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New Crew, Thrilling Returns

New Crew, Thrilling Returns

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 2nd 2016

When Zoetrope Studios decided to mount a sequel to its 1979 box-office and critical success The Black Stallion, its director Carroll Ballard and cinematographer Caleb Deschanel were wrapped up in o

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Material for a Movie: Julia

Material for a Movie: Julia

Posted by Mike Fnnegan on Mar 29th 2016

Director Fred Zinnemann spent a few years in the 1960s developing projects that did not come to fruition for him, most notably Hawaii (which was reconcieved and scaled back by United Artists and tak

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