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Hell and High Fuller

Hell and High Fuller

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 4th 2017

In his tough-talking posthumously published 2002 memoir A Third Face: My Tale of Writing, Fighting, and Filmmaking, even as he confessed Hell and High Water (1954) was his least favorite film (“It’

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From Ealing to Indy: Douglas Slocombe

From Ealing to Indy: Douglas Slocombe

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 22nd 2016

There are few cinema images as iconic as Indiana Jones outrunning the huge cave boulder or facing down an angry cobra in Raiders of the Lost Ark that come to mind when recalling the half-century leg

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Spies vs. Spies: Scorpio

Spies vs. Spies: Scorpio

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 21st 2015

The Cold War looms large in our past and present. Recently, the U.S. and Russia have had a tense relationship over differing strategies to eliminate the ISIS stronghold in war-ravaged Syria. Last we

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Newman's Own Buffalo

Newman's Own Buffalo

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 20th 2015

As he marks his 60th birthday today, composer Thomas Newman (of the Newman family of movie music maestros that include Alfred, Emil, Lionel and Randy) can also celebrate the recent opening of two ne

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