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Dinner: From Distress to Delight

Dinner: From Distress to Delight

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 17th 2015

In his detailed and extraordinarily invaluable chronicle of the films nominated for the 1967 Best Picture Academy Award®, Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood, M

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A Window to the Past and the Future: Inherit the Wind

A Window to the Past and the Future: Inherit the Wind

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 25th 2015

As today marks the dark anniversary of the issuance of the 1947 Waldorf Statement that launched the Hollywood Blacklist, it seems appropriate on the eve of Thanksgiving to champion personal freedom

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Birthday Boys: Benton and Kramer

Birthday Boys: Benton and Kramer

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 29th 2015

Robert Benton turns 83 today. As a screenwriter, he added enormously to our cultural heritage with his and David Newman’s take on Bonnie and Clyde 1967) and Superman (1968). As a writer-director,

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