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In Which They Serve: Ralph and Gordon Edition

In Which They Serve: Ralph and Gordon Edition

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 19th 2017

Two United Kingdom character acting stalwarts share today as a birthday, one an aristocratic lion cherished as an all-time greats of stage and screen, the other a capable, “regular Joe” veteran who

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Jewison's Sporting Effort

Jewison's Sporting Effort

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 26th 2017

Rollerball (1975), which smashed into theaters 42 years ago yesterday with its then-futuristic vision of a violence-soaked sport that’s a tool of multinational corporations to mind-numb the masses,

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Birthday Medley

Birthday Medley

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 6th 2017

Three formidable figures in the music and film scoring worlds share today as a birthday, and the voluminous variety they represent augur an occasion for triumphant classical fanfares, scintillating

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Beck on Deck

Beck on Deck

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 26th 2017

Any actor who could do double duty for directors Sam Peckinpah and Woody Allen in the same movie year must be given his due as a capable utility player. Chicago-born John Beck, who turns 74 this we

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The Glory Scribe

The Glory Scribe

Posted by Garner Simmons on Jul 21st 2016

Writer/producer/director Garner Simmons is the author of Peckinpah: A Portrait in Montage. As an authority on the revered filmmaker, he participates in the Audio Commentary tracks on Twilight Time’

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