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The Trip to a Full Bounty

The Trip to a Full Bounty

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 4th 2016

When The Bounty (1984) unfurled its sails in theaters 32 years ago today, it had changed ship’s personnel, corrected its course and altered its scope in a long-gestating voyage from page to screen.

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Claire the Conqueror

Claire the Conqueror

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 15th 2016

Turning 85 today, London-born Claire Bloom has a nearly seven-decade résumé of stage, movie and television roles that few if any working actors can hope to equal. She has collaborated with pantheon

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Basil Dearden: Behind Khartoum's Lenses

Basil Dearden: Behind Khartoum's Lenses

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 1st 2016

It’s a new year, and Quentin Tarantino has made something new with vintage materials: his self-described Agatha Christie Western The Hateful Eight, now in nationwide release. He and cinematographer

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Joan, the Ideal Jane

Joan, the Ideal Jane

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 22nd 2015

Born 98 years ago today, Joan Fontaine (1917-2013) was most celebrated for the qualities of her three Academy Award®-nominated roles as withdrawn, almost otherworldly young women of unflashy but in

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Saluting John Guillermin / Bunny Lake Is Found

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 2nd 2015

Earlier this week, veteran director John Guillermin died at age 89. His 40-year body of work ranged from the classy (The Waltz of the Toreadors, Death on the Nile) to the colossal (King Kong, The Towe

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