WRITERS ON THE SCREEN – ADULT WORLD – A POET’S METAPHOR


Whatever you’re doing [as a writer] is trying, because you don’t know if you’ll succeed.-Henning Mankell   While obsessively searching the web for a specific episode of Wallander (the English version on PBS with Kenneth Branaugh – please watch the Swedish version also, and read the books if you can) I stumbled upon an engrossing…

Just. One. Book.


Just. One. Book. I live in a town of 1200 people in the Northern Sierra Nevada –where it meets the Cascade Range near Mt. Lassen National Park and about two hours drive northwest of Reno, NV.… Source: Just. One. Book.

60 YEARS OF THE SEARCHERS


Melville on the Plains or Shakespeare with spurs and six-shooters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT5km0jxg_E I am going to depart from my usual commentary on writers as they are portrayed on film to bear witness to the 60th anniversary of perhaps the greatest ‘western’ ever made, The Searchers. I have watched this film over 60 times. It has become…

WRITERS ON SCREEN: The End of the Affair (1955) –It’s not easy being Greene- Pt3


He was conscious of the numberless facets of his personality.                                                         – John le Carre on Graham Greene Apparently, Graham Greene’s affair with the American, Lady Catherine Walston (nee Crompton) was an embarrassment to the upper-echelons of London society, but the two of them carried on nonetheless right under the nose of Baron Henry Walston (formerly…