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Color Coordination

Color Coordination

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 1st 2018

Sixty-four years ago this coming week, moviegoers were treated to their choice of two Cinemascope spectaculars of decidedly different stripes, one contemporary and intensely dramatic, aimed at grownup

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Genghis Khan's Multitudes

Genghis Khan's Multitudes

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 25th 2018

Omar Sharif played two title roles in mammoth movies of 1965, one of which, David Lean’s popular film of Doctor Zhivago,won him a Golden Globe Best Actor Award and cemented a brief but lustrous reign

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Overabundance on Offer

Overabundance on Offer

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 28th 2017

When it held its gala New York world premiere 63 years ago this week, there was already too much muchness about writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s glamorous The Barefoot Contessa (1954) to admi

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The Best of Baker

The Best of Baker

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 25th 2016

Diane Baker, turning 78 today, was born and raised in Hollywood and entered movies toward the end of the studio system of contract players whose careers would be shaped from project to project. Whil

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Saluting John Guillermin / Bunny Lake Is Found

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 2nd 2015

Earlier this week, veteran director John Guillermin died at age 89. His 40-year body of work ranged from the classy (The Waltz of the Toreadors, Death on the Nile) to the colossal (King Kong, The Towe

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