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Hill's Belles

Hill's Belles

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 20th 2017

Born 96 years ago today, the discerning director George Roy Hill (1921-2002) commanded his greatest fame for three films suffused in male bravado and bromance: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (19

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Mister Logan Bridges Cultures

Mister Logan Bridges Cultures

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 5th 2017

Pacific-centric theater proved a boon to Joshua Logan (1908-1988), born 109 years ago today. He’d already staged 13 Broadway productions (including the original iterations of On Borrowed Time, Morn

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An Icon's Island Interlude

An Icon's Island Interlude

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 20th 2017

Like its subject’s work across a six-decade stage and screen career, Marc Eliot’s detailed and amiably flowing new 500+-page biography Charlton Heston: Hollywood’s Last Icon gets the job done with

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Melting Pots

Melting Pots

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 14th 2016

In advance of this week’s hi-def arrival of Robin Williams as a Moscovite musician who decides to defect to America while shopping in Bloomingdale’s Manhattan flagship store in Paul Mazursky’s soul

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Hawaii's Half-Century Mark

Hawaii's Half-Century Mark

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 11th 2016

Fifty years after United Artists staged its October 10 world premiere (at New York’s DeMille Theatre off Times Square) of the grandly scaled adaptation of James A. Michener’s historical epic Hawaii

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