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Other Musical Christmas Favorites

Other Musical Christmas Favorites

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 23rd 2016

Moviegoers in search of silver screen songs to take to their hearts have these choices at their 2016 multiplex: Disney’s animated Moana, with its pop and Pacific region-flavored assortment of seven

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Polka Dot Raksin

Polka Dot Raksin

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 4th 2016

Like several maestros who would ascend to the top rank of film composers, David Raksin (1912-2004), born this day 104 years go, put in several years as an apprentice arranger, orchestrator and cond

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July Preorders / Summertime Scores

July Preorders / Summertime Scores

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 29th 2016

Where else can you can find in one place a majestic Arabian horse, a tuneful Busby Berkeley fruit cavalcade, a sensuous screen siren in three fully fleshed-out dimensions, romantic John le Carré spy

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Booming Berkeley

Booming Berkeley

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 6th 2016

World War II-era moviegoers and viewers since have gone bananas for the lavish and loopy extravaganza The Gang’s All Here (1943), and a large part of that is due to its director Busby Berkeley, the

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July/August Glory Gang

July/August Glory Gang

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 11th 2016

Another 3D grabber, a classic tutti-frutti Technicolor spectacular, international intrigue, provocative mystery thrillers and more memorable work from the likes of Sam Peckinpah, Woody Allen, Frank

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