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The Scar

Director Steve Sekely’s hardboiled film noir leans heavily on the talents of star-producer Paul Henreid and camera ace John Alton — the three of them whip up the best gimmick-driven noir thriller of the late ‘forties. Strained coincidences and unlikely events mean nothing when this much talent is concentrated in one movie. It’s also a terrific show for star Joan Bennett, who expresses all the disappointment, despair and angst of a noir femme who knows she’s in for more misery.

The Scar (Hollow Triumph)

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1948 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 83 min. / Street Date April 18, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Paul Henreid, Joan Bennett, Eduard Franz, Leslie Brooks, John Qualen, Mabel Paige, Herbert Rudley, George Chandler, Robert Bice, Henry Brandon, Franklyn Farnum, Thomas Browne Henry, Norma Varden, Jack Webb.

Cinematography: John Alton

Film Editor: Fred Allen

Original Music: Sol Kaplan

Written by Daniel Fuchs from a
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Marta Heflin Dies, Actress Often Worked with Robert Altman

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Marta Heflin Dies, Actress Often Worked with Robert Altman
Marta Heflin, the niece of the Oscar-winning actor Van Heflin and an accomplished actress in her own right, died Sept. 18 after a lengthy illness, according to a paid obituary in The New York Times. She was 68. A stage and cabaret performer with large eyes and a waifish frame that often belied her commanding presence, Heflin frequently worked with film director Robert Altman, in such movies as Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (Altman and Heflin also worked on the Broadway stage version together), A Perfect Couple and A Wedding. In addition, reports The Times, Heflin
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Marta Heflin, Who Appeared in Robert Altman Movies, Dies at 68

Marta Heflin, Who Appeared in Robert Altman Movies, Dies at 68
Marta Heflin, who was associated with director Robert Altman during a stage and film career that included starring in Altman pic “A Perfect Couple” and appearing in the helmer’s Broadway and movie versions of “Come Back to the Five and Dime Store, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean,” died Sept. 18 after a long illness, according to a paid obituary that appeared in the New York Times. She was 68.

In 1979 romantic comedy “A Perfect Couple,” Heflin starred opposite Paul Dooley in the story of an oddly matched pair, she a young singer and he a middle-aged Greek.

In addition to “A Perfect Couple” and 1982′s “Come Back to the Five and Dime Store, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean,” Heflin appeared in the Altman film “A Wedding.” Her final film credit was Martin Scorsese’s “The King of Comedy” in 1982.

Heflin was born in Washington, D.C., but was part of a large Hollywood family.
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Broadway Musical Actress, Altman Collaborator Has Died. Had Famous Show Biz Relatives

Broadway actress Marta Heflin dead at 68: Featured in several Robert Altman movies (photo: Marta Heflin in ‘A Perfect Couple’) Stage actress Marta Heflin, who was featured in a handful of movies in the ’70s and early ’80s, including three Robert Altman efforts, died on September 18, 2013, after "a long illness." Heflin (born on March 29, 1945, in Washington, D.C.) was 68. On Broadway, Marta Heflin was featured in the musicals Fiddler on the Roof, Hair, Soon, and Jesus Christ Superstar (replacing Yvonne Elliman as Mary Magdalene). Additionally, she was seen in Ed Graczyk’s Robert Altman-directed 1982 play Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, about a group of James Dean fans — among them Karen Black, Cher, Sandy Dennis, Kathy Bates, Sudie Bond, and Mark Patton — who get together on the twentieth anniversary of Dean’s death. Marta Heflin movies Along with her fellow Come Back to the Five and Dime,
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Where No 'Star Trek' Soundtrack Has Gone Before

Where No 'Star Trek' Soundtrack Has Gone Before
Fresh fanfare surrounding the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness is revving up renewed interest in the original Star Trek TV series. One key component of what makes Star Trek great is the incredible symphonic soundtrack that accompanied every episode, and now La-la Land Records has released Star Trek: The Original Series Soundtrack Collection, a limited-edition, must-have box set for true fans of the series – and the perfect gift for the Trekkies and Trekkers in your galaxy.

Pics: 'Star Trek' Movies -- The Best and Worst Moments

According to the set's incredibly detailed and thorough liner notes, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry looked to veteran composer and arranger Alexander Courage to use a nautical approach to the show's soundtrack, hoping to keep the mid-'60s space series that was originally pitched as "A Wagon Train to the Stars" grounded.

"My feeling was this," said Roddenberry in a 1982 interview, "that for the first time on television I was going
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Star Trek: The Original Series Soundtrack Collection Sets a Course for Our Sector

Set your phasers to stun: Did you know that the complete soundtrack for the original Star Trek TV series has never been released, separate from the episodes? That iconic music from your childhood and beyond is now soon to be released in its entirety, including music that was recorded but never actually used onscreen.

Don’t worry, Trekkies and Trekkers, they understand that some of us are obsessed and they fear our wrath, so when they say complete, they mean complete. 15 discs worth of complete. What they need to know now is how many sets to press. First, here’s a featurette about the project:

Featurette: Star Trek: The Original Series Soundtrack Collection- Behind the Score

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And here’s the press release with all the details, including their request for info on how many they should be pressing:

Coming Soon From La-la Land Records
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