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Movie Marathon on Block Island

While I had tons of time to read, and walk, and have visitors, and write, and dream, I also had an orgy of movie-watching out on the Island. I brought some movies with me, but for the most part, I … Continue reading

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Tess Harper: The Way She Looks At Him

Near the end of Tender Mercies, Mac Sledge (played by Robert Duvall) plays with a new band of youngsters at a local dance, and it is his comeback, albeit a small one, but things have already started moving in the … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Old Beginning” (Horton Foote)

Next in my Daily Book Excerpt: Next play on the script shelf: Selected One-Act Plays of Horton Foote. Horton Foote is an amazing dude. He wrote two Academy Award winning screenplays (To Kill a Mockingbird and Tender Mercies), and also … Continue reading

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