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My Dad – a Book – and ‘Connection’

It’s been just about 9 years now since my dad passed away.  I had never been very close to him, my parents having divorced when I was 6 years old. This post is about a bit of extra connection coming … Continue reading

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So Much More Than Just “The Master of Suspense”

“Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.” – Alfred Hitchcock – – – – – – – Saturday, the 13th … Continue reading

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Books vs. Movies – – Movie based on the Book

“And I’m not crazy about yours. I didn’t ask to see you. I don’t mind if you don’t like my manners, I don’t like them myself. They are pretty bad. I grieve over them on long winter evenings” – Philip … Continue reading

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Movies and Two Uniquely American Men

“No saint, no pope, no general, no sultan, has ever had the power that a filmmaker has;  the power to talk to hundreds of millions of people for two hours in the dark.” – Frank Capra This week there were … Continue reading

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What Legacy do I leave behind?

“We were all trapped in stories, she said, . . . each of us the prisoner of our own solipsistic narrative, each family the captive of the family story, each community locked within its own tale of itself, each people … Continue reading

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Book Heroes: The Rainmaker’s Rudy Baylor

“I summon forth my immense dislike for Great Benefit and what it’s done to my client, and I roll up my sleeves. Mr. Leo Drummond may be a litigating wizard, and he may have countless minions at his beck and … Continue reading

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Movies: All-Time Favorites – What made it possible

It was certainly a challenge to eliminate many movies and come up with a Top 25 All-Time Favorite Movies list. The ranking process was a bit easier than the elimination part. How did I cut some really wonderful movies from … Continue reading

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