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Part Deux: Blog Reactions

Kathleen’s blog entitled Drama, Romance, Fantasy — Oh My addresses some of the differences that arose in turning Portrait of Jennie into a film.  I agree with her in that Spinney has a much larger role in the film than … Continue reading

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Portrait of Jennie

  Robert Nathan’s Portrait of Jennie is a story about art, with a bit of fantasy peering around the edges of its pages.  The         narrator and protagonist is Eben Andrews, an everyman starving artist living in the rumbling belly of … Continue reading

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Werner Herzog

I found the footage of Werner Herzog eating his shoe in the spirit of keeping his bet with Morris, but while he isn’t choking down the leather, he has some very interesting things to say about television and the quest … Continue reading

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Grab the tissues…it’s gonna get hardcore!

Here’s a present for anyone who’s looking for some action tonight.  Check out the condensed movie Love Story along with the smooth-groovin’ sex jam (and theme song) as performed by Andy Williams.  Be safe, meaning stay away from sharp things.  … Continue reading

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Final thoughts on Jo March…

With our closing up of Little Women and its three film adaptations, I was trying to figure out which actress best portrayed the beloved firecracker.  Definitely not 1949’s June Allyson.  She’s chatty, annoying, and her cheesy smile hurts me.  In … Continue reading

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Haha….what??

Apparently Little Women was reimagined as a pulp fiction novel, I’m guessing in the 50’s when smut got big.  I’ll do some research, but for now I just really enjoy this cover. Update — well this isn’t the goldmine I … Continue reading

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I was hasty…and I’m a sucker for Little Women

After a lot of thinking, er no, feeling, I’ve decided to take back what I said in class about Little Women. I love it. It’s timeless and warm, comforting like an old country song.  Upon finishing the book, I realized … Continue reading

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There’s nothing more foolish than a man chasing his hat

The protagonist of Miller’s Crossing, Tom,  harkons back to Hammet’s Ned Beaumont, the cynical idealist that keeps his friends close and his enemies closer.  It would appear that just as much as his gambling habits, Tom’s hat is an equally … Continue reading

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I go ga-ga for Clint Eastwood

Let’s talk about how suggestive this trailer is… [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/s2ar1OB1LSQ” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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Sanjuro’s Motive

Sanjuro, the protagonist of Yojimbo, is the quintessential cowboy of classic Westerns. He is a wanderer, drifting into defunct towns to help the helpless and defeat the unjust. His demeanor is stoic, seemingly asexual, pure and noble. Once the dynasty … Continue reading

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