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The Best Films I Saw in 2013

January 1st, 2014 · No Comments

Confession: I watch more films than I should.

Snotty Opinion: The vast quantity of movies that I have seen over the last half-century makes me uniquely qualified to judge their merits in relation to all other films.

Result: I have compiled a list, below, of films I watched over the last twelve months that I have subjectively rated a 9.0 or above on a ten-point scale.

Have at it.

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The Square Root of True

December 21st, 2013 · No Comments

PRINT SECTION (click on the images to view nearly full size):

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Square Root of True_CNF 50_page 128

WEB SECTION (on the Creative Nonfiction website).

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Postcard: George Washington’s bedroom

December 16th, 2013 · No Comments

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Card is titled: “George Washington’s Bedroom, Mount Vernon.”

Printed on back of post card:

GEORGE WASHINGTON’S BEDROOM, Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon is owned and maintained by the Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union. Founded 1853 for the preservation of the home and tomb of Washington.
Photo courtesy of Mount Vernon Ladies Association.

Publishing information:

Published for Mount Vernon Inn, Mount Vernon, Virginia.
The Continental Card.
Mike Roberts, Berkeley 94710.
105

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Movie: 121413

December 14th, 2013 · No Comments

121413 Hobbit 2 ticket stub

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Postcard: Cable Car Turntable

December 9th, 2013 · No Comments

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Card is titled: “Cable Car Tunrtable. Photo: Sandor Balatoni.”

Printed on back of post card:

This cable car turntable is located at Powell and Market streets in the heart of San Francisco’s downtown area. Natives and tourists alike catch the cable cars here and head over Nob Hill to Chinatown and Fisherman’s Wharf.

Publishing information:

Pub. by Smith Novelty Co., 460 – 9th St., San Francisco, Calif. 94103
Made by DEXTER PRESS West Nyack, New York
15 x

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Postcard: Gutenberg Bible, Library of Congress

December 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

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Card is untitled on its front.

Printed on back of post card:

Gutenberg Bible, printed in Mainz, 1450-56.
Volume II, open to the Book of Job.

Publishing information:

Library of Congress P733

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Postcard: Columbia Carousel, Great America

November 25th, 2013 · No Comments

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Card is untitled on its front.

Printed on back of post card:

THE COLUMBIA at Marriott’s GREAT AMERICA® … over one million dollars worth of hand carved dashing horses and gold brocade … with just a touch of character to top off your vacation visit.

Publishing information:

©1976 Marriott’s GREAT AMERICA®. Santa Clara, CA 95050
Mike Roberts, Berkeley 94710
The Continental Card

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Postcard: Sunset, Oregon Coast

November 18th, 2013 · No Comments

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Card is titled: “Sunset on the Oregon Coast – Union Pacific Color Photo.”

Printed on back of post card:

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SUNSET ON THE OREGON COAST
Union Pacific R.R. Color Photo

Publishing information:

Pub. by Smith-Western Inc.
1133 N.W. Glisan, Portland, Oregon 97209

Mirro-Krome© Card by H.S. Crocker Co., Inc., Federal Way, Wash., 98002

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Movie: 111613

November 16th, 2013 · No Comments

111613 All Is Lost ticket stub

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Movie: 111113

November 11th, 2013 · No Comments

111113 Gravity ticket stub

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