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Murphy's Interests

Murphy's Interests

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 5th 2017

A familiar screen face for 50 years, Michael Murphy, who celebrates his 79th birthday today, takes his various screen personas in stride. As he told Filmmaker Magazine interviewer Vadim Rizov two y

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From Bela to Yorga

From Bela to Yorga

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 20th 2016

To honor the happily haunted 134th birthday of Bela Lugosi (1882-1956), who definitively incarnated one of the screen’s most immortal vampires, Bram Stoker’s Transylvanian Count Dracula, and spawne

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Up for the Count

Up for the Count

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 8th 2015

Christopher Lee’s incarnation of Dracula in Hammer Films from 1958 to 1973 remains deathless, though one aspect that annoyed Lee, as he pointed out to interviewers about the succession of films that

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