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50 Years of War at Its Dirtiest

50 Years of War at Its Dirtiest

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 19th 2019

Its working title was Written on the Sand, referring to its North African Sahara Desert setting, but as it was going to evolve into a brawny, brazenly cynical adventure about a World War II cadre of s

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The Dirty Truth

The Dirty Truth

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 22nd 2017

When he was persuaded by producer Harry Saltzman to take over direction of the nihilistic World War II North Africa campaign action saga Play Dirty (1969) from original assignee René Clemént, the

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Rossen's Great Quest

Rossen's Great Quest

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 28th 2017

Midway through the 12 years between his two best-loved and Oscar®-honored studies of driven men rising to and falling from the top of the heap – All the King’s Men (1949, available on Twilight Time

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Theatrically Rigged

Theatrically Rigged

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 20th 2016

She’s made only a handful of theatrical features, but quite a few of them are energized by her, just as her Royal Shakespeare Company stage work glistened with her intensity and the hit TV series Th

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Equus' Move to Movies

Equus' Move to Movies

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 16th 2015

He’d brought several plays to the movie screen, some adaptations critically welcomed (Long Day’s Journey into Night, The Fugitive Kind, The Offence) and others meeting mixed receptions (The Sea Gul

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