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Heaven Challenges, Mr. Huston

Heaven Challenges, Mr. Huston

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 16th 2017

For a film premised on zealous, downright antisocial commitment to an urgent, worthwhile cause in the face of hostile forces conspiring against it, director John Huston’s adaptation of Romain Gary’

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Keeping Faith with Faulkner

Keeping Faith with Faulkner

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 12th 2017

“The people of Faulkner…the language of Faulkner…the world of Faulkner,” the original one-sheets boasted. But Jerry Wald’s sweat-drenched, star-packed, Cinemascope production, the first screen coll

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February Preorders / Kremlin Connections

February Preorders / Kremlin Connections

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 1st 2017

On Valentine’s Day, romance may be in the air, but comedy, action and family drama light up home entertainment screens courtesy of four Twilight Time hi-def Blu-ray releases arriving February 14. T

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From Obsession to Inspiration

From Obsession to Inspiration

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 31st 2016

In The Hustons, biographer Lawrence Grobel writes that a film version of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick (1956) was the picture John Huston “had most wanted to make when he first considered becoming a

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Orson Wellespring

Orson Wellespring

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 6th 2016

“He inhaled legend – and changed our air. It is the greatest career in film, the most tragic, and the one with most warnings for the rest of us.” So says The New Biographical Dictionary of Film auth

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