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In Which They Serve: Ralph and Gordon Edition

In Which They Serve: Ralph and Gordon Edition

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 19th 2017

Two United Kingdom character acting stalwarts share today as a birthday, one an aristocratic lion cherished as an all-time greats of stage and screen, the other a capable, “regular Joe” veteran who

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The Fog of War and Filmmaking

The Fog of War and Filmmaking

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 24th 2017

When the Academy Award®-winning producer and Oscar®-nominated stars of Lawrence of Arabia (1962) were reunited four years later for another big-budget period epic, cinematic lightning did not strik

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The Muse at 90: Juliette Greco

The Muse at 90: Juliette Greco

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 7th 2017

An icon of France and regarded as an intoxicant of rare vintage around the world, singer-actress Juliette Gréco turns 90 today, still a seductress and still a survivor decades after her World War I

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Twilight Annals of War

Twilight Annals of War

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 11th 2016

Revisiting favorite war movies – and their varying elements of bravery in battle, crises of conscience, cruelties of leadership, lone-wolf espionage, soldierly camaraderie, unexpected heroism, jeopa

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A Jarre-ing Train Trip

A Jarre-ing Train Trip

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 13th 2016

With just four film collaborations with director David Lean, Lyon-born Maurice Jarre (1924-2009), born 92 years ago today, would command a secure place among the greatest film composers. Lawrence o

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