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“The Kid Stays In the Picture”

Rent it if you haven’t seen it yet. Or read it. Trask and I watched the movie tonight. It was the most uniquely (is that a word???) done biography I have ever seen. The Kid Stays in the Picture is the auto-biography of Robert Evans. I had never heard of him until we got the movie. He had pretty much made Paramount Pictures into what it is today. His life is a better drama than anything I have seen on TV lately.
Yeah, so go see it.

Lavender Lane

This is silly, I know. I "drew" a house and created a street: Lavender Lane. If you follow this link, you can also draw a house on my street. I thought that was pretty nifty:
To see the house I drew:

Band of Brothers

If anyone can rent or buy this series, I highly recommend it. Trask and I just finished it up tonight…. I can’t even describe how it made me feel. I felt Easy Company’s heartbreak and humor. I also felt shock at how vicious the battles were and the shock of discovering a concentration camp. It is definately the best WWII documentation (?) I have ever seen. I am going to have to read the book now.
I’m not sure if documentation is the proper term for it. The book was based on interviews by the members of Easy Company and the show stayed pretty true to the book, but the show did not follow the actual members, it followed actors portraying them… so maybe a dramatization? That seems to make it seem almost less somehow though.
Anyway, I’m rambling. Just watch it.

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