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Film History 101 (Part 10)

One of the most famous “behind the scenes”  stories ever to come out of Hollywood occurred during the 1970s.   It happened during the filming of Marathon Man (a terrific movie by the way) and involved stars Laurence Olivier and Dustin … Continue reading

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Film History 101 (Part 9)

The early 1970s represented an enormous period of change for the film industry. As we’ve seen, studios no longer had the resources or clout to make pictures adhere to any pre-determined standards.  In fact, after a series of expensive flops, … Continue reading

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Film History 101 (Part 8)

As we have seen, the 1960s was a transitional decade for Hollywood as it was overcome by a new wave of youth-oriented pictures.  As such, it began to feature an ever expanding variety of new styles, themes, and story lines.  … Continue reading

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Film History 101 (Part 4)

When we last left off, it was 1941 and Orson Welles had just been given the boot from RKO. This was after creating what many people consider to be the greatest film ever made: “Citizen Kane.” RKO’s slogan that year … Continue reading

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