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In Memory of Curtis Hanson: 1945-2016

Starting out in Hollywood as a writer, Curtis Hanson had some minor successes with his screenplays and eventually with the movies he directed.  But, it wasn’t until 1992’s sleeper hit, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, that he became a director with his pick of projects.  In 1997, he picked a life changing project with […]

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In Memory of Michael Cimino: 1939-2016

Maverick writer/director Cimino skyrocketed to a Hollywood heavyweight after 1978’s The Deer Hunter became an international critical and commercial success.  After that, he never seemed to achieve the same level of acclaim, though 1980’s Heaven’s Gate did win him some publicity, but unfortunately not the positive kind.  Heaven’s Gate will go down in movie history […]

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In Memory of Guy Hamilton: 1922-2016

Film director Hamilton is best known for his James Bond films (two with Sean Connery and Roger Moore’s first two outings as 007).  Though he turned to Agatha Christie adaptations later in his career, it is 1964’s Goldfinger that remains his most lasting legacy, sealing him as one of the best action directors of the […]

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