Author Archive: Mark R. Hasan

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Examining the Image: Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) + Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018)

Examining the Image: Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) + Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018)

November 9, 2019 | By

Two recent docs on TV and cinema icons: MIKE WALLACE IS HERE (2019) from Magnolia + JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS (2018) from HBO.

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DVD: Mike Wallace Is Here (2019)

DVD: Mike Wallace Is Here (2019)

November 9, 2019 | By

The title of Avi Belkin’s highly entertaining documentary on 60 Minutes’ most recognizable investigative journalist refers to the fear that could…

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Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018)

Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018)

November 9, 2019 | By

Few actors from a dynastic Hollywood family have had such a varied career as Jane Fonda, and Susan Lacy’s lengthy but never dull documentary is comprised of five chapters that trace…

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Of Presidents and Buccaneers

Of Presidents and Buccaneers

October 22, 2019 | By

Future U.S. President Andrew Jackson in 3 unique productions: THE PRESIDENT’S LADY (1953) on Twilight Time Blu + Cecil B. DeMille’s 1938 and 1958 productions of THE BUCCANEER from Olive Films.

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BR: President’s Lady, The (1953)

BR: President’s Lady, The (1953)

October 22, 2019 | By

A fictionalized bio-drama based on the relationship between attorney general and future U.S. President Andrew Jackson (Charlton Heston) and Rachel Donelson (Susan Hayward)…

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DVD: Buccaneer, The (1958)

DVD: Buccaneer, The (1958)

October 22, 2019 | By

Cecil B. DeMille wasn’t adverse to revisiting a hit property – his 1956 remake of his 1923 spectacular The Ten Commandments ensured the producer-director of Samson and Delilah…

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DVD: Buccaneer, The (1938)

DVD: Buccaneer, The (1938)

October 22, 2019 | By

Based on the novel by Lyle Saxon, Cecil B. DeMille’s production is a fancy, kinetically paced adventure-drama loosely based on a unique chapter during the was of 1812, in which famed pirate Jean Lafitte…

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Podcast: Austin Wintory’s REMNANTS + ERICA (2019)

Podcast: Austin Wintory’s REMNANTS + ERICA (2019)

October 11, 2019 | By

In a new podcast, composer Austin Wintory discusses scoring the interactive PS4 video game ERICA + the eclectic music on the compilation album REMNANTS.

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Elvis, Fox, Disney, and the Digital Oubliette

Elvis, Fox, Disney, and the Digital Oubliette

September 21, 2019 | By

A review of Elvis Presley’s WILD IN THE COUNTRY (1961) on Twilight Time Blu + Editor’s Blog on Disney’s restrictions of the 20th Century-Fox catalogue.

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BR: Wild in the Country (1961)

BR: Wild in the Country (1961)

September 21, 2019 | By

Perhaps due to the success of King Creole (1958) and G.I. Blues (1960), Elvis may have had some leverage and was able to star in two dramas to prove his acting chops, but the resulting films…

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