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Nothing Wrong With a Little Gun Porn

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Johnny Depp: The Mad Hatter’s Context

I have always felt that context was decisive, when it came to acting styles. I have heard it said that an actor should approach King Lear in the same way he approaches a French farce, and while I understand the … Continue reading

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I’m still slogging through Public Enemies: America’s Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34. Not to slag on the book, it’s very good, I’m just moving through molasses these days. And one of the enjoyable parts, sort … Continue reading

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— Great game last night. I am not emotionally prepared for October baseball, but whatevs, it doesn’t matter. It’s here. — I miss Lucy. Hopefully I will get to see her real soon! — Speaking of October baseball, Miss Lucy … Continue reading

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Opacity Is a Virtue: Johnny Depp as John Dillinger

Or … There Is No Rosebud. We know a lot about John Dillinger. He was such a hunted man that his whereabouts are clocked on almost a minute-by-minute basis, and the police files are enormous. We know the kind of … Continue reading

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