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Bring On the Brazen and the Brutal

Bring On the Brazen and the Brutal

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 15th 2018

The year 1967 at the movies seemed to kick into a higher gear in terms of adult content with bolder depictions of violence and sexualized behavior. Urban criminal activity was forcefully addressed wit

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An Inauspicious Start to a Poisonous Triumph

An Inauspicious Start to a Poisonous Triumph

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 24th 2018

“What brought a nice young kid like Sue Ann to a shocking moment like this?” proclaimed the ads featuring an aroused young woman firing a pistol and heralding the opening of “a crazy, mixed-up love st

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Midsummer Thievery

Midsummer Thievery

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 13th 2018

On the verge of what would become “the biggest opening week in the 33-year history of Radio City Music Hall,” the fizzy heist frolic How to Steal a Million (1966) breezed into the nation’s premie

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Glory (?) Train

Glory (?) Train

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 17th 2018

“It carried them to the peak of glory…It will carry you to the peak of adventure!” That opening day copy for the full-page ad heralding the New York premiere of director John Frankenheimer’s World W

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