Daniel Buck
Re: JOHN WAYNE: A LOVE SONG
Sat Dec 25, 2021 1:44

Jerry,
Thanks. Joan Didion and John Wayne, quite a combo. Aside from being a cold-eyed observer of the human race, she had provocatively contrarian instincts. She once wrote for the New York Review of Books a take-down of the Woody Allen film universe. In a subsequent issue, the NYRB published a number of long, outraged letters from Allen fans. Her two word reply was. "Oh, wow."

Of the many comments published this week, Nathan Heller's caught my attention:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/02/01/what-we-get-wrong-about-joan-didion?utm_source=nl&utm_brand=tny&utm_mailing=TNY_Daily_122321&utm_campaign=aud-dev&utm_medium=email&utm_term=tny_daily_recirc&bxid=5be5715cf543e6680f250834&cndid=13353302&hasha=9f9f3ebd97ba7312f0e278409e76e205&hashb=fd9373e8d511ebdaf07eee75d4ba700f0292e3c8&hashc=ede07e79d7be4a4fa2011b8242a48b54a3fc71db42977aa522419c3b11d59e79&esrc=bounceX

Dan


    • Re: Joan Didion & The Alamo — Dan Brown, Sat Jan 01 0:35
      Joan Didion wrote about Wayne more than once; she was a true fan. Her review of The Alamo was spot on. What she really liked a out the film was Wayne. Which is fair enough, I guess, although she short... more
    • JOHN WAYNE: A LOVE SONG — Jerry Prather, Fri Dec 24 2021 14:47
      Dan, thanks for posting her review. Joan confirmed her nearly life long love affair with John Wayne in the magazine article JOHN WAYNE: A LOVE STORY, which is reprinted in her book SLOUCHING TOWARDS B... more
      • Re: JOHN WAYNE: A LOVE SONG — Daniel Buck, Sat Dec 25 2021 1:44
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