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The Refugee-Poets of a Forgotten War

Source: The Atlantic

GAZIANTEP, Turkey—Visiting Czechoslovakia in the 1970s, the American novelist Philip Roth reflected on what distinguished him from his peers behind the Iron Curtain: “It occurred to me that I work in a society where as a writer everything goes and nothing matters, while for the Czech writers I met in Prague, nothing goes and everything matters.” Roth could just as well have been speaking about the diaspo ...
Full article at: The Atlantic 2 days ago, 3:48pm CDT
 


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Working late in life, directors refuse to say cut

Source: 49 News Topeka

Visiting a retired Frank Capra at his Sierra Nevada hideaway, Clint Eastwood was baffled. “I always thought: He could be making a film right now. He’s as lucid as could be. Here’s the great Frank Capra not doing it,'” Eastwood recalled of the famed director, who died in 1991 at 94, three decades after his last film. “I always thought, ‘I wonder why that is?'” Eastwood, who at 84 just released the musical “Jerse ...
Full article at: 49 News Topeka Jul 22 2014, 11:34am CDT
 

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Working Late In Life, Directors Refuse To Say Cut

Source: CBS San Francisco

(CBS SF/AP) – Visiting a retired Frank Capra at his Sierra Nevada hideaway, Clint Eastwood was baffled. “I always thought: He could be making a film right now. He’s as lucid as could be. Here’s the great Frank Capra not doing it,'” Eastwood recalled of the famed director, who died in 1991 at 94, three decades after his last film. “I always thought, `I wonder why that is?'” Eastwood, who at 84 just released the musical “Jersey Boys” and wrapped shooting on the Navy S ...
Full article at: CBS San Francisco Jul 22 2014, 11:30am CDT
 

Casting: McGregor, Hardrict, Jeong, Nielsen

Source: Latino Review

American PastoralEwan McGregor will star in Phillip Noyce's long-gestating film adaptation of Philip Roth's acclaimed novel "American Pastoral"McGregor would play Seymour 'Swede' Levov, a blonde Jewish businessman living in New Jersey whose ordinary life is disturbed by the chaos of the 1960s under Lyndon B Johnson's presidency. SpectralCory Hardrict ("Ba ...
Full article at: Latino Review Jun 19 2014, 3:45am CDT
 

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