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Some time ago, James Bowman reviewed the movie The Four Feathers, and was rather scathing in his disappointment. At the time, I had recently read the novel by A.E.W. Mason, and sent in an email that TAP posted in its Reader Mail section, with a few minor crits of Mister Bowman’s review.
I believe I said the following:
“So, at least in the lack of grand battles and historical filigree, there is nothing wrong about this newest film version of The Four Feathers at all.”
I now wish to add: but in every other respect, there was — from the miscasting of Kate Hudson as Ethne, to Jack’s blinding by rifle misfire instead of exposure, and the complete lack of the “homefront” storyline between Jack and Ethne that took up half the book. Oh, and the omission of the key scene from Harry’s youth that occurs as a preface to the book, and tells us all we truly need to know about the man he will become….
What is my point?p>I will never doubt Mister Bowman again. And neither, dear reader, should you. br> — Alexander Craghead br> Portland, Oregon, USA br> (Where the Ninth Circuit says our kids can’t say “under God” in the pledge anymore….) /p> p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?