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The Sawyer Soundscape

The Sawyer Soundscape

Posted by Mike Matessino on Jul 18th 2017

The 1973 musical adaptation of Tom Sawyer, produced by Arthur P. Jacobs and presented by Reader’s Digest, was originally released in 70mm six-track sound with an Overture and Exit Music. For the Twil

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Two Shermans, Two Twains

Two Shermans, Two Twains

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 12th 2017

If ever a birthday were an occasion ripe for bursting into song, it would be that of Richard M. Sherman, who turns 89 today and collaborated with brother Robert B. Sherman (1925-2012) on tunes – fr

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It Might As Well Be...July Gratifaction

It Might As Well Be...July Gratifaction

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 17th 2017

Heart-on-its-sleeve Americana meets hard-charging and laugh-inducing walks on the wild side in the 5-movie/4-disc Twilight Time hi-def Blu-ray roster for July, with return engagements of writer/dir

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The Comeback of Conrack

The Comeback of Conrack

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 27th 2017

When Conrack (1974), the first film adaptation of Pat Conroy’s 1972 memoir The Water Is Wide, opened theatrically 43 years ago today, critical and audience reaction was muted, despite the best effo

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Thespian Thievery

Thespian Thievery

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 3rd 2017

The charming heist caper How to Steal a Million (1966) is known for several things: a reunion of the Roman Holiday team of director William Wyler and Academy Award®-winning star Audrey Hepburn, the

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