Tag Archives: Authors

Remembering Mary Higgins Clark (1927-2020)

“The characters in my books are resilient and resourceful. When calamity strikes, they carry on.”–Mary Higgins Clark. There are times in our lives when we hit that proverbial fork in the road… when our feelings of self worth are shaky … Continue reading

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Remembering Perry Miller Adato 1920-2018

“I don’t think you can teach anybody anything, whether it’s about art, architecture, literature, or social issues unless you entertain them. You simply cannot lecture people.  You have to involve them emotionally: make them laugh, excite them or make them … Continue reading

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Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive Debuts on American Masters

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortals ever dared to dream before”… from The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849). All Hallows’ Eve will soon be upon us, so what better time … Continue reading

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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise Debuts on PBS

I think it would be virtually impossible to make a lackluster film about writer, singer, dancer, actress, poet, director and social activist Maya Angelou. An electrifying presence in every medium she mastered, Dr. Angelou passed away in 2014. She was revered especially in … Continue reading

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Nora Ephron Scripted and Unscripted in Everything Is Copy

Sharp-tongued, witty (“writers are predators”) and beloved by notable New York and Washington literati, Nora Ephron is the subject of her eldest son Jacob Bernstein’s touching, smartly filmed and edited profile, Everything Is Copy. The film made its world premiere at the … Continue reading

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Salinger Director’s Cut to Premiere Exclusively on PBS

“This is my definitive version of the film.”–Shane Salerno, Director/Producer, SALINGER The Catcher in the Rye was published by Little, Brown in 1951 to great fanfare.  Its author, J. D. Salinger, and his protagonist, Holden Caulfield, became overnight cult figures.  Apparently, this was a mixed blessing for … Continue reading

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Perry Miller Adato Remembers Paris The Luminous Years

Back in the day when I was a young graduate film student at New York University, I by chance caught Gertrude Stein: When This You See, Remember Me (1970) on NET/Channel 13.  To say that the film changed my life is an … Continue reading

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