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Filling in the Ellipses

Filling in the Ellipses

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 22nd 2018

Seventy-four years ago this month, Kathleen Winsor’s 972-page historical novel Forever Amber, a well-detailed and highly sexy novel about a 17th-century courtesan’s rise from an orphaned country girl

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Peck and King's Darker Western Ride

Peck and King's Darker Western Ride

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 20th 2018

The Big Country (1958) is rightly considered an ambitious adult Western of greater than usual complexity for the genre, a noteworthy credit on the resumés of its two producers, star Gregory Peck

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Forever Ravishing

Forever Ravishing

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 5th 2017

Twentieth Century Fox reportedly paid $200,000 for the rights to a somewhat scandalous but ferociously popular historical novel, and were in turn ready to foot a $5-million budget to bring it to th

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Power Pony Player

Power Pony Player

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 19th 2016

One of Twentieth Century-Fox’s 1952 Christmas season gifts to moviegoers – a diverse assortment that included the musical biopic Stars and Stripes Forever, the sultry melodrama Ruby Gentry and the

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Scenic Seduction

Scenic Seduction

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 18th 2016

When depicting bittersweet romance on screen, it never hurts to have beautifully scenic and gorgeously lensed locations as a backdrop. One can point to Yves Bélanger’s lovely cinematography of the

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