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Jan.03.2014
Photo: Book's paperback cover, via doriskearnsgoodwin.com. There are many editions, but this is the one I read.   Extremely well-written and well-researched book (and, from just a few pages, partially the source of Spielberg's movie, which was also very good) that will make you see and know...
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Dec.09.2013
Photo: Allan Pinkerton, Lincoln, and Major General John A. McClernand at the Antietam Battlefield, from the massive Library of Congress Collection, at this link: http://rs6.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/brady.html    After I saw Spielberg's Lincoln, I bought Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals...
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Mar.01.2013
photo: from the film's Wikipedia page   I'm posting this entry quite a bit after I'd seen the film because I wanted to post the entry for Silver Linings Playbook before Sunday's Academy Awards--as at least Jennifer Lawrence should win something from that very good film--and because I wanted...
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Feb.26.2013
photo: The Oscar statuette, or the Academy Award, but actually officially called the Academy Award of Merit, from Oscars.com.   Not too much to say about this award show.  I saw most of the nominated films, including:   Prometheus, which I can't believe I never wrote a blog for....
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Feb.18.2013
The female semeur or sower in the vestibule (not the right word) in Montreal City Hall. Sower, not sewer. What's in a symbol? Lots and lots and lots! (Why else such an agrarian theme at Montreal City Hall?) I visited Montreal City Hall to check out the archives there. My grandfather worked  ...
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Nov.26.2012
photo: Movie poster, from its Wikipedia page   A few comments about Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, which you should go see:   --I was pleasantly surprised to find myself sitting in the second row from the front for this film.  Spielberg film or not, historical films or biopics do not...
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Sep.15.2012
Photo: Movie poster, from its Wikipedia site   See this movie on cable for the story, the emotion, the great framed shots, the special effects, and the film nostalgia. It pays homage, in ways small and large, to the following films:   --E.T.   --Close Encounters   --The Thing...