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Placing Benton's Story

Placing Benton's Story

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 21st 2017

Moviegoers who took a chance and visited an earlier, harder time in America’s past when Places in the Heart (1984) opened 33 years ago today discovered something unexpectedly meaningful: the connec

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Birthday Boys: Benton and Kramer

Birthday Boys: Benton and Kramer

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 29th 2015

Robert Benton turns 83 today. As a screenwriter, he added enormously to our cultural heritage with his and David Newman’s take on Bonnie and Clyde 1967) and Superman (1968). As a writer-director,

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