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Satisfying One's Violent Instincts

Satisfying One's Violent Instincts

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 7th 2018

Film historian Chris Fujiwara included the following telling tidbit in his 2008 The World and Its Double: The Life and Work of Otto Preminger: “‘A cop is basically a criminal,’ Preminger remarked

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In a More Interesting Direction

In a More Interesting Direction

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 7th 2018

The New York Times obituary headline referred to the veteran actress of 100+ stage productions and 25+ movies as a “patrician star of stage and film.” For a time though, now-beloved Academy Award® and

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Newman's Coming into His Own

Newman's Coming into His Own

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 26th 2018

On today’s 93rd birthday of the revered screen icon Paul Newman (1925-2008), fans are thankful for his legacy of 57 performances in feature films both monumental and somewhat less meritorious betwe

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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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Exodus: Its First and Subsequent Years

Exodus: Its First and Subsequent Years

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 15th 2017

Fifty-seven years ago tonight, producer/director Otto Preminger’s massive and sweeping film adaptation of Exodus (1960), Leon Uris’s 1958 historical novel set during the tumultuous early years of th

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