Daily Archives: July 15, 2015

Chacun à son goût: The Women vs. The Women

Cukor vs. English: Both versions of THE WOMEN are remarkable because every single member of the cast is female. Not just the principals, not just the bit players, but the extras, the crowds in the crowd scenes, the clerks in the stores and the waitresses in the restaurants, the random soul in the elevator, the random bodies in the gym. It’s extraordinary. You have a chance to think about what you think of each character. It takes longer to watch the movie, somehow. You just…take your thumb off the fast-forward button. Continue reading

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I Was a Middle Aged Barn Rat, Part 5, “Bad Teacher”

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I Was a Middle Aged Barn Rat, Part 5, “Bad Teacher.” This is a ten part blog series about the year I decided to pursue my lifelong interest in horses, based on an article that appeared in Equus, March 2015. … Continue reading

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