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*contains spoilers The two films Peerce made following The Sporting Club were A Separate Peace (1972) which is based on the latent homosexuality amid the athleticism and secret societies of American selective boarding schools in the novel by John Knowles (1926-2001). Writer Gore Vidal (1925-2012 pneumonia) in the later period of his self-mythologising claimed to…

Read more The Cult Movies of Director Larry Peerce and The Bell Jar (1979) Part Two

*contains spoilers Upon that fateful return to my home town a few years after moving interstate and quitting my first job… I resumed work as a journalist in that snake pit of a newsroom after failing again to produce a novel worth publishing and instead tossed off something worthless… And then shortly afterwards the poetess…

Read more The Evolution and Revolution of Love and Clint Eastwood’s Breezy (1973) Part Two

*contains spoilers It seemed to immediately go pear-shaped with his appearance as a bad-tempered lover in the unremarkable The Young Lovers (1964) which was nothing in terms of quality when compared to his earlier role in star-studded The Interns (1962). By this stage, Nick should have perhaps taken the hint and gone back to television…

Read more The Cult of Actor Nick Adams as The Oedipal Rebel (Part Two)

*contains spoilers The Hemingway sisters Margaux (1954-96 suicide by drug overdose) and Mariel (1961-) are actress sisters and granddaughters of writer Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961 suicide by gunshot). Their family is said to have been affected by mental illness, alcoholism and suicide – something termed The Hemingway Curse. I will use a couple of books in…

Read more Actresses Margaux and Mariel and The Hemingway Curse (Part One)