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The Fog of War and Filmmaking

The Fog of War and Filmmaking

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 24th 2017

When the Academy Award®-winning producer and Oscar®-nominated stars of Lawrence of Arabia (1962) were reunited four years later for another big-budget period epic, cinematic lightning did not strik

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Chasing Arthur Penn

Chasing Arthur Penn

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 27th 2016

On what today would have been the 94th birthday of the great stage and screen director Arthur Penn (1922-2010), we live in an America roiled by ideological rifts that regularly bring combative urge

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Imperial Rule

Imperial Rule

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 9th 2016

In our hotly contested election year of 2016, today’s 42nd anniversary of the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon recalls the feverishly debated concept of the “Imperial Presidency,” which hi

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Last of Their Kind

Last of Their Kind

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 10th 2015

There is always fascination in historical studies – and moviemaking – that depict “the last of their kind.” The lavish and inescapably fascinating Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), which premiered in

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