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What Maisie Knew

What Maisie Knew

Based on the Henry James novel (1897), “What Daisy Knew” is a remarkable film about parental dysfunction, relationships gone bad, and a precocious, wonderful child who sees through it all. Watch this video on YouTube Trailer The directors, Scot McGehee and David Siegel, update and alter the novel somewhat and set it in present day New York. They change the vocations of the parents, played by Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan, respectively, and compress the time frame for the story….

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Tying Literature, Art and History to the Land

Tying Literature, Art and History to the Land

As mentioned earlier, Stephen O’Shea’s excellent Sea of Faith adds a nice angle to its history. He focuses on the interaction of faith, politics, empires and art in the Mediterranean from the advent of Islam to the battle of Malta in 1565. He also travels to many of the lands in question and contrasts current day with the past. This helps us think of the long view, and I imagine it helped him write his history more effectively. In recent…

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