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Plimpton!

Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself He was not born in the woods to be scared by an owl.  Shadow Box “A collection of experiences…no one could be that good—and Plimpton isn’t.” The documentary entitled, Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself, begins with the aforementioned as an introduction about his life as a “participatory journalist.” As one of the founders and editors of the Paris Review in 1953, a position in which he would have until his death, George Read more [...]

Hopscotch—Julio Cortázar

  Hopscotch—Julio Cortázar In the narrative of Cortázar’s Hopscotch, he analyzes the game of hopscotch after the main character, Oliveira, engages with a clocharde named Emmanuéle on the streets of Paris: “One day you learn how to leave Earth and make the pebble climb into Heaven…the worst part of it is that precisely at that moment…no one has learned how to make the pebble climb up into Heaven.” Cortázar continues this idea about failing to reach Heaven in the game: Read more [...]

James Baldwin—The Price of the Ticket

James Baldwin,The Price of the Ticket “If everyone had been in love they’d treat their children differently, they’d treat each other differently. It’s about love; it’s about the price of love…people don’t seem to realize that.” James Baldwin was born in 1927 in Harlem, New York. At the time of his death on December 1, 1989 he had become and still is, an important voice for the rights of all people. He was, as the documentary provides, a brother, spirit, and a writer. It was in a Read more [...]