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  • The Crowd

    The Crowd

    “Months...endless months...The crowd laughs with you always...but it will cry with you for only a day.”

    I. You’re sworn to greatness, by yourself or others, and you occupy your good years chasing it. Sometimes your ideas register with others, but most of the time they don’t. The latter doesn’t matter as much to you, because you’ve got other things going. It’s the little things.

    II. Years are silent in passing you by. You’ve got a family now, you don’t seem…

  • Something Wild

    Something Wild

    It must serve people--men--well to organize women into boxes, or more candidly, by women that they are already familiar with; Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly to a conventionally attractive ingenue, Elizabeth Taylor to a morally reprehensible seductress who doesn’t quite tick the boxes limiting sex to a biological clock, or my favorite, Marilyn Monroe to a fallen-woman with a sultry voice and looks to kill: “head for business and a ‘bod for sin.” The only way I’ve seen or read…

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  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    “It kills me when people talk about California hedonism. Anybody who talks about California hedonism has never spent a Christmas in Sacramento.”

    I remember reading Joan Didion in my AP Language and Composition class my junior year, this year. The class read, “Los Angeles Notebook” and were asked to analyze it for rhetorical strategy. I mean this in the nicest way possible, but the only person who seemed to have a grasp on the purpose in the sheer whimsical nature…

  • Almost Famous

    Almost Famous

    “I have to go home.”
    “You are home.”

    I have been lacking inspiration. I rewatched this film last weekend-it was on T.V. which was such a strange occurrence (I have never seen it on a movie channel before) so I decided to sit down and watch it from beginning to end. I remember the first time I watched this, and I think that it is so vital, at least to me, to account for the first time I watched a…