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Film, Being Leon Barlow

Being Leon Barlow

The last thing most rookie movie directors would (or should) try to do is crawl inside the fertile, chaotic mind of an impoverished, drunken Southern writer, then throw the whole interior mess up there on the screen -- the poor…
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Film, Misery Loves Company

Misery Loves Company

It's hard to imagine a more relentlessly lugubrious basis for a movie than Jane Hamilton's 1994 novel A Map of the World. The story is about Alice Goodwin, a school nurse in a small town, whose neighbor's 2-year-old daughter accidentally…
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Kooky Proles and Gucci Buddhism

I try not to use the word "I." I try not to be too "self-referential" or self-consciously "literary." But this isn't exactly the kind of movie year that makes you feel "cinematic." As I ran through my writing over the…
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Mississippi Riverdance

Old Man Directed by John Kent Harrison. Written by Horton Foote, from the "Old Man" section of William Faulkner's The Wild Palms. Starring Arliss Howard and Jeanne Tripplehorn. Airing Sunday, Feb. 9, 9-11 p.m., CBS. William Faulkner's novella "Old Man"…
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