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Lights, Camera, Conversation… “The magnificent Mr. Welles”

A book of interviews from the early 1990s reveals that the director of Citizen Kane was a big man whose pronouncements were almost as big. Why has poetry vanished from the movies? One proffered explanation is that, like delicate mist in the early hours, verse has been annihilated by the blinding glare of modernity, the [...]
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