Tag Archives: Midnight in Paris

Social Trust

It was the graduate work at Duke long ago – the major in Early Eighteen Century British Literature and the minor in Early Twentieth Century American Literature – that led to the suggestion from many to go see that Woody … Continue reading

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French Lessons

“We’ll always have Paris.” That’s one of the great movie lines of all time, but of course Rick’s Café Américain was a soundstage at Warner Brothers over in Burbank – sunny Casablanca itself was one of the lots out back. … Continue reading

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Always Sailing Again Into That Imaginary Past

It was one of the biggest hits of 1979 – What a Fool Believes – and went on to win the Grammy for Song of the Year – one of the very few non-disco hits that year. Yes, disco was … Continue reading

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Drawing Lessons from Something or Other

Woody Allen keeps making films and many of them are not successful at all. He hit it out of the park with Manhattan and Annie Hall, and a few others, but many of his movies just went nowhere, or to … Continue reading

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The Burden of Manliness

Sometimes you get lucky. There was that draft lottery held in December 1969, for all men of draft age born in 1944 to 1950 – and it was pretty simple. The days of the year were numbered from 1 to … Continue reading

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