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Alternative Orient

Alternative Orient

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 19th 2018

Rex Harrison as a randy, egotistical, avant-garde concert pianist, Hayley Mills as one of two imaginative private school student gal pals who romantically idolize him, and in the director’s chair G

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Hill's Belles

Hill's Belles

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 20th 2017

Born 96 years ago today, the discerning director George Roy Hill (1921-2002) commanded his greatest fame for three films suffused in male bravado and bromance: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (19

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Titanic Troubled Talents

Titanic Troubled Talents

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 8th 2017

Two free-spirited creative talents share today as a birthday. Arriving a year apart, each took their work seriously even as taste-makers at first didn’t, and each chafed at being boxed in by erupti

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Easter in New York

Easter in New York

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 21st 2016

Debuting 52 years ago this week as the Great Easter Show attraction at Radio City Music Hall, The World of Henry Orient (1964) seemed particularly apropos for the locale. Not only was it a family-fr

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Christmas Eve Blus

Christmas Eve Blus

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 24th 2015

Two warmly winning comedies in the Twilight Time hi-def Blu-ray library could readily add laughter to your holiday season…but not particularly because they’re abundantly stuffed with Christmas cheer

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