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Heat's Galvanic Glow

Heat's Galvanic Glow

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 15th 2018

Upon being named to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry for preservation as a cultural and artistic treasure in 2011, the brisk and scalding crime thriller benchmark The Big Heat (195

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Satisfying One's Violent Instincts

Satisfying One's Violent Instincts

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 7th 2018

Film historian Chris Fujiwara included the following telling tidbit in his 2008 The World and Its Double: The Life and Work of Otto Preminger: “‘A cop is basically a criminal,’ Preminger remarked

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Glorious Gloria

Glorious Gloria

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 18th 2018

Film noir icon Gloria Grahame, who won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award® for her brief but memorable role as a fluttery and flirty Southern belle wife of a screenwriter in The Bad and the

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Jerry's Moviemaking Run

Jerry's Moviemaking Run

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 15th 2017

Marking today’s 106th birthday of studio executive/screenwriter/producer Jerry Wald (1911-1962), one asks: “What made Jerry Wald run?” Across 30 years of remarkable stints at four Hollywood studios

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Fantastic Ford

Fantastic Ford

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 21st 2017

The enduring star saluted in Turner Classic Movies’ day-long Summer Under the Stars tribute tomorrow is the great Glenn Ford, whose filmography could certainly and entertainingly extend well beyond

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