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Words Wrought Wide

Words Wrought Wide

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 4th 2018

When it arrived on the scene in October 1953, Cinemascope was ballyhooed for its ability to deliver beautiful single-lens widescreen imagery that would envelop audiences in ways that upstart squarish

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King of Connections

King of Connections

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 24th 2018

In a conversation he had with film historian and documentary moviemaker Kevin Brownlow, the revered director King Vidor reportedly remarked: “I’m a pioneer. I’ve been in this business for years. Bu

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DFZ's Notes on Casting and the Church

DFZ's Notes on Casting and the Church

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 5th 2017

On the occasion of today’s 115th birthday of long-time studio chief Darryl F. Zanuck (1902-1979), author/film historian’s well-curated 1993 compilation Memo from Darryl F. Zanuck: The Golden Years

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Lance's Leading Lady

Lance's Leading Lady

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 15th 2015

The ides of October marks the birthday of an actress of striking beauty and allure who brought energy and style to leading roles in several 20th Century Fox movies between 1947 and 1955 – and then l

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