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The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Director: Charles Laughton

Writer: James Agee (Screenplay) Davis Grubb (Novel)

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason, Evelyn Varden


Plot: A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he’d stolen in a robbery. 450 more words


James Agee - A Death in the Family

Oooh, I’m so behind with reviews. At last count there are about 11 or 12 to catch up on. And such good books too, so I can’t quite bring myself to let any of them slip through the cracks. 796 more words

Book Reviews

Voice-Over Narration in Book-to-Film Adaptations

As a companion to PBS’s ongoing The Great American Read project, video essayist Lindsay Ellis will be presenting a series of short videos on literary topics for PBS Digital Studios. 1,014 more words


The Authentic Voice of Creative People

Creatives’ On-Going Quest for an Authentic Presence

We homo sapiens are marvels, aren’t we? Since the dawn of our species, through every era, among us have been extraordinarily artistically gifted people. 1,438 more words

Developing Talent, Human Potential And Achievement

The Top 100 Book Review: A Death in the Family - James Agee (1957)

Beautiful Writing, Tepid Story

“We are talking now of summer evenings in Knoxville Tennessee in the time that I lived there so successfully disguised to myself as a child.” 644 more words

Book Review

Search, and search again

The Twitter feed on this blog searches without much care or discrimination for anything that includes the word “research”. The resulting timeline is pretty incoherent, and it gives you a sense of how often we turn to this word, while meaning quite a wide range of things. 792 more words

Projects And Case Studies

AGEE ON FILM (1948) - James Agee, an inspiring critic

Ever wonder what causes a movie reviewer to become a movie reviewer?

When I was a 10-year-old kid just getting into classic movie comedies, I went to the library and checked out the book  320 more words