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The Last Station

The Last Station

Back to back films, biopics of great writers. Thinking about the trade offs. First, Sylvia Plath and then Leo Tolstoy. Marked contrast between the two on so many levels. Most obviously, Tolstoy lived a long life, dying at the ripe old age of 82, while Sylvia Plath took her own life at the age of 30:  Dying Is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. Both movies portray the struggle, the conflict of life against art and…

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