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The Beatrice Effect

The Beatrice Effect

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 2nd 2018

Earlier this week marked what would have been the 60th wedding anniversary of an authentic show-business power couple, Joanne Woodward (who will turn 88 at month’s end, now frail and reportedly suf

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Elizabeth's Risky Game

Elizabeth's Risky Game

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 27th 2017

For their earlier two screen projects A Place in the Sun (1951) and Giant (1956), actress Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011), born 85 years ago today, gave terrifically sexy and tender performances and

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The Fog of War and Filmmaking

The Fog of War and Filmmaking

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 24th 2017

When the Academy Award®-winning producer and Oscar®-nominated stars of Lawrence of Arabia (1962) were reunited four years later for another big-budget period epic, cinematic lightning did not strik

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A Jarre-ing Train Trip

A Jarre-ing Train Trip

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 13th 2016

With just four film collaborations with director David Lean, Lyon-born Maurice Jarre (1924-2009), born 92 years ago today, would command a secure place among the greatest film composers. Lawrence o

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