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Lord Puttnam Lecture: Local Hero

Local Hero

David Puttnam’s lecture on Local Hero (Bill Forsyth, 1983) was enlightening in the ways in which he narrowed down the reasons why an audience would connect with a film. 556 more words


Social Wellness and e-commerce – Lament for a Local Hero

“We can do all of this by phone and telex”

 In the 1983 film Local Hero, Mac (Macintyre) was sent to Scotland to buy a village, so that his employer, a global oil and gas company, could build an oil refinery on the ridiculously picturesque Scottish coastline.  1,108 more words


Heart Touching Hero

Junior Garrett Bloom, a quiet Loy Norrix student, is now a hero of sorts, whether he thinks so or not. He is a very unique kid who grows on you the more time you spend in his presence. 380 more words

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Why women like Josephine deserve your attention

Josephine Peter is the kind of woman you might pass in the supermarket or spot at the post office. You might smile at her, nod and walk past, that’s if you notice her at all. 443 more words


Our day didn’t start so well today. The power went out overnight in the place we were staying which meant I didn’t get a cup of tea at breakfast. 229 more words


(Going, Goin') Home (Coming, Again)

I was born in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Over the course of the sixty-something years since, I’ve lived in a handful of locations around the Granite State. 339 more words

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Film review: Local Hero

We watched a 1983 movie called Local Hero this afternoon because we’re planning to go up to Pennan, where it was filmed, in a couple of weeks. 309 more words