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Ben Stiller in “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” (2013) – reviewed by George

Interesting, scenic, touching, but it has no tangible connection to the so-called source material. When Danny Kaye daydreamed he created a new name, a new persona, a completely unreal milieu. Surely this closely resembles the Thurber story. Ben Stiller stars … Continue reading

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Danny Kaye in “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” (1947) – reviewed by George

In Pert Amboy, New Jersey, Walter Mitty (Danny) is driving to the train station with his mother (Fay Bainter), so she can have the car for the rest of the day, but for what I don’t know, since she is … Continue reading

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The War Between Men and Women (1972) – reviewed by George

This is a strange film. It’s a comedy taken from James Thurber and his funny drawings and witty writings, but it’s also deadly serious about going blind and protesting war. Peter Wilson (the Thurber stand-in played by Jack Lemmon) is … Continue reading

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