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Reliable, Relatable Arthur

Reliable, Relatable Arthur

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 29th 2018

Possessed of a natural charm that made human fallibility into a strength, the dictionary-definition character actor Arthur O’Connell (1908-1981) was a reliable screen presence for more than 35 years

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Our Novak Valentine

Our Novak Valentine

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 14th 2018

For a Valentine’s Day remembrance, we salute one of the silver screen’s loveliest and underestimated actresses, the captivating Kim Novak, who turned 85 yesterday. Film historian David Thomson fall

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The Duning Touch

The Duning Touch

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 24th 2016

As esteemed composers Carter Burwell (Carol), Johann Johannson (Sicario), Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight), Thomas Newman (Bridge of Spies) and John Williams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) awa

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Very Good, Mr. Wexler

Very Good, Mr. Wexler

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 27th 2015

In an 2012 interview he gave to film journalist Trevor Hogg at www.flickeringmyth.com, Haskell Wexler, who died Sunday at age 93, was as simultaneously plain-spoken and eloquent as ever describing h

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Light Paintings of James Wong Howe

Light Paintings of James Wong Howe

Posted by Twilight Time on Aug 28th 2015

“Painting with light.” “A master of naturalistic black-and-white photography.” That’s how director Daniel Mann described the work of cinematographer James Wong Howe (1899-1976), who was born today i

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