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Positively Cinemascopic

Positively Cinemascopic

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 22nd 2017

For its pictorially lavish first two 1953 Technicolor-hued releases in the breakthrough widescreen stereophonic-sound format of Cinemascope, Twentieth Century Fox went with historical pageantry in T

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Big Man in a 3D Wilderness

Big Man in a 3D Wilderness

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 26th 2017

To put a jolt into declining movie attendance, Twentieth Century Fox chief Darryl F. Zanuck was focused on championing Cinemascope, a widescreen process that would engulf audiences with the expanse

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Easter Objects of Desire

Easter Objects of Desire

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 23rd 2016

The 2016 Easter Triduum starts tomorrow and the stories recounted and the religious rituals that unfold therein have held a fascination for moviemakers throughout the years. Two artifacts of that ti

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Ancient and Modern Maturity

Ancient and Modern Maturity

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 29th 2016

Even in repose, leading man Victor Mature (1913-1999), bore the surly expression of rough trade, which made him an ideal player in film noir (I Wake Up Screaming, Kiss of Death, Cry of the City) an

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