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50 Years of War at Its Dirtiest

50 Years of War at Its Dirtiest

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 19th 2019

Its working title was Written on the Sand, referring to its North African Sahara Desert setting, but as it was going to evolve into a brawny, brazenly cynical adventure about a World War II cadre of s

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Vive Legrand!

Vive Legrand!

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 30th 2019

John Anderson’s thoughtful obituary in The New York Times for the enormously gifted and stunningly versatile film composer and musical performer Michel Legrand, who died Saturday at age 86, contains s

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The Midnight Man's Métier

The Midnight Man's Métier

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 4th 2018

When Tony®, Writers Guild of America and Academy Award® winner Sidney Sheldon, following decades of successful scribing for movies, theater and television, elected in 1969 to turn to the solitary prac

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Darin Duets

Darin Duets

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 14th 2018

A native New Yorker born 81 years ago today packed an amazing amount of activity into his regrettably short life: a velvet-voiced Grammy®-winning singer/composer of songs and chart-topping recording a

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Romantic Rebels

Romantic Rebels

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 14th 2017

Across nearly a century, each new film or TV adaptation of Emily Brontë’s romantic gothic classic Wuthering Heights, first published in 1847 (a year before its author died at age 30) and initially

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