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“I want a fever, in poetry: a fever, and tranquillity.” — poet James Dickey

How does one achieve a fever AND tranquility at the same time? Aren’t the two mutually exclusive? Or are they? Maybe when the fever is really high, tranquility finally comes, like those feverishly exhausted people languishing in the mountaintop sanitarium … Continue reading

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The Rape Scene in Deliverance: “I Didn’t Read That Much Sex Into It.”

I was watching the 35th anniversary DVD of Deliverance (inspired by Kim Morgan’s recent interview with the four main guys), and while there is a lot of awesome information in the extensive documentary about the making-of this classic film, I … Continue reading

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Deliverance, 40 Years Later

Recently, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the great film Deliverance, the great Kim Morgan interviewed the four stars. She only had ten minutes. Ten minutes. How do you interview these four powerhouses about this seminal film in … Continue reading

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