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some remarks on my colleague: William Shakespeare

A couple of days ago I finished reading Shakespeare—that is, all of his collected works: 37 plays, 154 sonnets. In doing so I also checked off volumes 26 and 27 of Britannica’s Great Books of the Western World (for the … Continue reading

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The Graduate: the time to act is now

  On Sunday night I loaded up the latest entry in Paul’s History of Cinema Festival: The Graduate, written by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry from a novel by Charles Webb and directed by Mike Nichols. I’d seen it once … Continue reading

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Bonnie and Clyde: the shape of things to come

In November 2008 Kimmie and I changed our regular Saturday-night DVD viewing. Having till that point watched movies in series picked by me with themes like “romantic comedies” or “movies of the 80s”, we decided to embark on a more … Continue reading

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