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A Master Class in Filmmaking

A Master Class in Filmmaking

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 2nd 2019

As she approaches her 82nd birthday at month’s end, acting eminence Vanessa Redgrave abides. Courtesy of Cohen Media Group, two opportunities to watch her cast her spell are occupying theaters: a spar

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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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Adapting from and to 1984

Adapting from and to 1984

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 12th 2015

George Orwell’s book Nineteen Eighty-Four was published on June 6, 1949. In a Cold War world, its themes of dehumanization, repressive conformity, adulation of authoritarian leaders and eternal war

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