CATHARSIS THROUGH FILM: Why "The Notebook" Is the Only Film That Ever Made Me Cry

 I am no one special. Just a common man with common thoughts. I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but in one respect I've succeeded as gloriously as anyone who ever lived. I've loved another with all my heart and soul and for me that has always been enough. --Duke (James Garner), “The Notebook”  I’m a pretty tough cookie when it comes to the movies.  I sit back and analyze the dialogue, deconstruct scenes and then imagine them diffe … [Read more...]

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BOOKS ARE OUR FRIENDS! My Love Affair With the Printed Word

Lord! when you sell a man a book you don't sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life.  Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night - there's all heaven and earth in a book, a real book.  ~Christopher Morley *     *     *     *     *  I got a queer email today.  I was contacted by Amazon.com, inviting me to sell back the books I’d bought this year.  Their marketing pitch was, “Get great prices for your used textbooks!” SAY WHAT?!First … [Read more...]

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