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Tough Variations on a Warm Personality

Tough Variations on a Warm Personality

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 13th 2018

“When the movie industry was shaken up like a kaleidoscope in 1969/70 there emerged strange new patterns,” historian David Shipman wrote in his The Great Movie Stars: The International Years, “and

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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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Code Word: Survival

Code Word: Survival

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 25th 2017

Dunkirk writer-director Christopher Nolan has said in interviews heralding the opening of this past weekend’s #1 global box-office hit that his recreation of the harrowing events of World War II’s O

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The Remagen Incident (Part 1 of 2)

The Remagen Incident (Part 1 of 2)

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 8th 2017

Today’s 72nd anniversary of V-E Day (which also coincided with then-President Harry S. Truman’s 61st birthday) is an apt occasion to recall one of the climactic World War II clashes of Allied and A

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From Ealing to Indy: Douglas Slocombe

From Ealing to Indy: Douglas Slocombe

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 22nd 2016

There are few cinema images as iconic as Indiana Jones outrunning the huge cave boulder or facing down an angry cobra in Raiders of the Lost Ark that come to mind when recalling the half-century leg

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