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Language and Images: Bolt and Roeg

Language and Images: Bolt and Roeg

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 15th 2016

When the film of A Man for All Seasons (1966) is discussed, it’s usually with regard to the intuitive dexterity and shimmering craft bestowed on the material by director Fred Zinnemann, but it’s equ

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The Trip to a Full Bounty

The Trip to a Full Bounty

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 4th 2016

When The Bounty (1984) unfurled its sails in theaters 32 years ago today, it had changed ship’s personnel, corrected its course and altered its scope in a long-gestating voyage from page to screen.

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The Seasonal Hand of Providence

The Seasonal Hand of Providence

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 11th 2015

Despite the care and craft lavished on it, director Fred Zinnemann’s 1964 historical epic Behold a Pale Horse was not a critical or box-office success. But he still had the backing of the studio fo

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