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  1. My review of the published script: http://www.breakpoint.org/features-columns/youth-reads/entry/40/29666
  2. Thanks, Evan. Really looking forward to this film. I've been wondering how they were going to handle the question you raised -- sounds like they left it a bit ambiguous?
  3. I've seen some of Twelve O'Clock High. There's a lot that goes on in it, but the part everyone seems to remember best is Gregory Peck as a pilot cracking under the strain of too many bombing missions.
  4. Of course I'm biased because he used to be my boss, but . . .
  5. Interesting point. I wonder why they didn't keep it in the script. Maybe it was simply cut for time, but it seems rather important.
  6. I've been gone a while too, but wanted to share my take on the gender role conversation that's been going on with regards to the movie. http://www.breakpoint.org/features-columns/articles/entry/12/28682 (Funny how a blockbuster can bring us all out of the woodwork. :-) )
  7. My thoughts exactly . . . no, that's not quite accurate. My thoughts were more like "BARF." (Spoken by someone who's -- reluctantly -- a member of Christian Mingle.)
  8. Update on the series. (A new installment, on "The Women," is going up Friday.)
  9. For those interested, we've got a new Q&A with Scott Derrickson over at BreakPoint.
  10. They didn't choose it. Edward Tangye Lean founded the group, and he chose it. Though why he chose it, I don't know. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Tangye_Lean
  11. Gina

    The Thin Man (1934)

    It's hard for me to say which of the first two movies is better! They're both so good. (After that, I agree, the quality drops off.) One interesting thing about the second one is that you get such a mix of acting styles. There are Powell and Loy, who were masters of the screwball style. Then you have a supporting cast full of more melodramatic, stilted, old-fashioned actors, with two main exceptions. Jessie Ralph as Nora's aunt does the "grande dame" hilariously. And 28-year-old Jimmy Stewart, with a very natural style, acts almost everyone else right off the screen. The film becomes sort of a snapshot of a time when a lot of things in Hollywood were changing, and not just the Code. It's really fascinating to watch with that in mind.
  12. Attica, indeed he was! Beth, thanks so much. Introverts unite (separately, of course)! ;-) I saw that Hornaday piece the other day. I've been reading her work in the Post for years and never guessed she was a Christian -- which I guess means she's accomplished what she was trying to accomplish!
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