Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Getting ready to return to U.S.

Trying to figure out an Italian keyboard is not the easiest thing in the world, so I am going to keep this brief and avoid contractions. Almost done with Italian journey. Checking news on the Net, I noted that director Sydney Pollack had died of cancer at age 73. Sad news. More about Pollack, a true journeyman, later. He visited Denver a number of times, often in conjunction with the Starz Denver Film Festival. In his later years, Pollack seemed to produce more than he directed, but he had a sure hand, and was able to express himself across a wide variety of genres. He was a director who definitely knew how to serve the material, not himself.

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