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Genghis Khan's Multitudes

Genghis Khan's Multitudes

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 25th 2018

Omar Sharif played two title roles in mammoth movies of 1965, one of which, David Lean’s popular film of Doctor Zhivago,won him a Golden Globe Best Actor Award and cemented a brief but lustrous reign

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A Sequel to Seek Out

A Sequel to Seek Out

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 23rd 2018

Movie sequels are a staple, each in their own way trying to recapture the magic of the original project and propel it in new and more interesting directions (and in the case of The Godfather, break

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Ford's Culture Clash

Ford's Culture Clash

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 26th 2016

The gradual creeping up of age and physical infirmities were starting to take their toll on John Ford by 1960. But age can trigger accumulated wisdom and ailments can produce indomitable resolve to

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New Crew, Thrilling Returns

New Crew, Thrilling Returns

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 2nd 2016

When Zoetrope Studios decided to mount a sequel to its 1979 box-office and critical success The Black Stallion, its director Carroll Ballard and cinematographer Caleb Deschanel were wrapped up in o

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Memorial to Che

Memorial to Che

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 30th 2016

When it opened just a few days after Memorial Day commemorations would honor valorous military service in the name of freedom, director Richard Fleischer’s biography in montage Che! (1969), an atte

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