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The Cameraman and the Count

The Cameraman and the Count

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 18th 2018

Today marks the dual birthday of two men who gave the The Barefoot Contessa (1954) her breathtaking screen life and tragic death. Arriving in theaters 64 years ago this month, The Barefoot Contessa&nb

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Bad Babysitter Behavior

Bad Babysitter Behavior

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 17th 2018

Thirty-one years ago today there were two movies in New York area theatres about babysitters getting up to some outlandish extracurricular activities. One was the mass-market Touchstone Pictures item

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Her Working Women Wisdom

Her Working Women Wisdom

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 12th 2018

Many a book occasions the evaluation: “This’ll make a great movie.” A rarefied subset of this is the book that is written because movie creators will it into being so that it can be brought to the scr

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Bloody Romantics

Bloody Romantics

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 11th 2018

A cinematic pearl of great price stealthily stalked into New York area neighborhood theaters 45 years ago today, with an indelible star turn holding center stage. “Arguably Vincent Price’s finest sing

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The Adaptation of Nick

The Adaptation of Nick

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 17th 2018

As novelist/screenwriter/producer Nick Hornby turns 61 today, he’s come a great distance – and broadened in his storytelling skills and concerns over the past quarter-century. Readers and moviegover

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