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Peckinpah in Montage

Peckinpah in Montage

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 21st 2017

Today would have marked the 92nd birthday of the great Sam Peckinpah (1925-1984) and 20 years ago at this time, in an occurrence that would prove not only rare but indeed singular, a short film cre

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Personal to Private to Killer

Personal to Private to Killer

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 16th 2016

Opening in New York 41 years ago tomorrow, director Sam Peckinpah’s The Killer Elite (1975) – prescient in its themes of moral corruption and malevolent unlawful activity in high places during that

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Duvall's Dark Side

Duvall's Dark Side

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 5th 2016

Turning 85 today, Robert Duvall abides and endures on screen with one great performance after another. Last year, coming off his seventh Academy Award® nomination for The Judge, he starred in, co-wr

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Wine of a Rare Vintage

Wine of a Rare Vintage

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 23rd 2015

Forty-nine years ago tonight, viewers of the adventurous primetime anthology series ABC Stage 67 – devoted to presenting one-of-a-kind, original dramatic, musical and documentary programming – tune

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Cameron and Gig

Cameron and Gig

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 4th 2015

After originating the role of Happy Logan in the original 1949 Broadway production of Death of a Salesman, World War II veteran and Actors Studio founding member Cameron Mitchell (1918-1994), born 9

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