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  •  Rub...thank you (0+ / 0-)

    ...and my mutual admiration.

    Just came across this diary today (though I saw your cross-post on your blog and thankfully was able to leave you a comment there); leaving another 'thank you.' (Elah's just gotten a compelling review by Stars and Stripes I'm just planning to post on, that's how I happened to find this post of yours.)

    Really nice to see you here, again, Rub.

    Not the same without. Big hug...

    •  Also a great review... (0+ / 0-)

      ...in last week's New Yorker, which concluded:

      Jones’s father was a Texas oil rigger, his mother a policewoman and beauty-shop owner; he became a scholarship boy at a Texas prep school and a cum-laude graduate of Harvard. He never took an acting class, and he’s known to be short-tempered with other actors on the set. His clipped delivery could be taken for contempt (for acting, for commonplace sincerity), and maybe it is, but this movie about the harrowing of a proud soldier shows no trace of arrogance. "In the Valley of Elah" is a rarity: an American film that convinces you that its protagonist is genuinely a great man.

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