learning my lines. . .
By Walt Mueller, Posted 3/5/2014
With the Oscars airing earlier this week, I've been thinking quite a bit about film. . . its power, its role in our culture, and the way it has influenced my life. As a youth culture watcher, I’ve developed a special place in my heart for movies. French film director Jean-Luc Godard once said that "a film is the world in an hour and a half."...More...
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