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100 Word Movie Review: Night of the Hunter

Night of the Hunter (Dir: Charles Laughton) is a great film. Its main story (bank robber hides loot before he dies) is set up quickly, as if the writer/director didn’t want to take any time away from Robert Mitchum’s wily machinations as he searches for the loot on a widow’s property. 62 more words


From my commonplace book

From the “Preamble” to James Agee’s Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941).

Above all else: in God’s name don’t think of it as Art. 425 more words

"Isn't every human being both a scientist and an artist; and..."

“Isn’t every human being both a scientist and an artist; and in writing of human experience, isn’t there a good deal to be said for recognizing that fact and for using both methods?” 101 more words


"The arts" -- Pfui!

I hate “the arts.”

Don’t get me wrong: I love art. In whatever form. I could not live without music, dance, theater, architecture, literature, cinema, painting or sculpture. 641 more words