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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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Hawaii's Half-Century Mark

Hawaii's Half-Century Mark

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 11th 2016

Fifty years after United Artists staged its October 10 world premiere (at New York’s DeMille Theatre off Times Square) of the grandly scaled adaptation of James A. Michener’s historical epic Hawaii

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Heston's Epic Creativity

Heston's Epic Creativity

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 4th 2016

“It’s a lot harder to be creative in an epic than in a low-budget picture. It’s terribly easy to get swamped in a turgid sea of angry slaves brandishing spears. But it’s worth it because of the cha

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The Ides of Coburn

The Ides of Coburn

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 15th 2016

Debuting two years apart, James Coburn starred in superior action movies of distinctly different stripes that opened in theatres on March 15, and the gravelly-voiced alumnus of The Magnificent Seve

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Paradise Found

Paradise Found

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 2nd 2015

“This year…give paradise!” That invitation headlined the ticket-touting newspaper ads Manhattan’s DeMille Theatre ran in December 1966 for their current smash roadshow engagement run of Hawaii, th

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