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Anne of the Thousand Moving Parts (2)

Anne of the Thousand Moving Parts (2)

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 13th 2018

For his ambitious production of Anne of the Thousand Days (1969), Hal Wallis assembled a royal entourage of talents. Top-flight acting talent included Irene Papas as Catherine of Aragon, Anthony Quayl

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Anne of the Thousand Moving Parts (1)

Anne of the Thousand Moving Parts (1)

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 12th 2018

From the December 1948 Broadway opening of Maxwell Anderson’s historical drama that dealt with challenging themes of royal infidelity, illegitimacy and sociopolitical upheaval, it took roughly a thous

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Les Looker Dangereuse

Les Looker Dangereuse

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 8th 2018

Killer looks were a key propellant of the enduring career of the handsome international screen icon Alain Delon, who turns 83 today and said in a GQ interview earlier this year that the coming 20

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November Preorders / Reverberant Remains

November Preorders / Reverberant Remains

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 7th 2018

Now that Midterm Elections voting is in the rearview, it’s time to cast ballots for the standout array of historical figures, scalawag scrappers and legendary lawbreakers in the November Twilight Time

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Confederacy of Rebels

Confederacy of Rebels

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 6th 2018

Director Nicholas Ray, fresh from the bold genre reinvention of Johnny Guitar (1954), the box-office success of Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and the critical acclaim of Bigger Than Life (1956), owed a

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