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The Unquiet Conflicts of The Quiet American

The Unquiet Conflicts of The Quiet American

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 26th 2017

Films derived from well-crafted books nearly always walk a fine line of absolute fidelity to the original author weighed against the needs of cinematic storytelling. One of the most notorious exampl

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Rossen's Great Quest

Rossen's Great Quest

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 28th 2017

Midway through the 12 years between his two best-loved and Oscar®-honored studies of driven men rising to and falling from the top of the heap – All the King’s Men (1949, available on Twilight Time

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Barefoot and Bravura

Barefoot and Bravura

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 21st 2016

Among the great female screen stars, Ava Gardner seemed to experience personal highs and lows in juxtaposition. Her two signature 1951 movie roles – that of Julie LaVerne in Show Boat and Pandora Re

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Celebrating with Sheba

Celebrating with Sheba

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 30th 2015

As New Year’s Eve commemorations approach, those needing to spruce up their festivity skills might check out some movie moments where the characters knew how to party in style. Among recent fare, B

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