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:
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
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