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Novel Thoughts: A conversation with author Susan Beth Lehman

13 March 2013 12:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg chats with Susan Beth Lehman about the creative relationship between theatre and cinema as well as her book Directors: From Stage to Screen and Back Again...

“I was born in New York City, but raised in Texas and moved to L.A. when I was a teenager,” states Susan Beth Lehman who experienced some cultural confusion.  “I started acting at the Alley Theater in Houston when I was 12.   I have a BA in Theatre and an Mfa in Acting, both from UCLA.  But La is a company town, so crossing over to film is very natural.  After moving to the Philadelphia area some years ago, I started teaching in academia.”  A cinematic adaptation of a Steven King story has left a lasting impression on the Assistant Professor of TV and Film at DeSales University.  “The end of The Shawshank Redemption [1994] is one of the most emotionally and visually »

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'Hoarders': Cycle Of Abuse Leads To Woman's Hoarding

29 January 2013 4:51 AM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Diana had lived through a lifetime of violence, abused by her father and then later by her husband. This is what she said led to her problem on "Hoarders." A different story came out, though, when her son, Andrew, arrived to help with the cleanup. He revealed that this had been going on during his childhood as well; a fact that Diana said she simply didn't remember.

The violence and hoarding affected them all. At one point, Diana's husband had held them all at gunpoint, threatening to kill them. Even after she finally divorced him -- he later died -- Diana was haunted by the violence of her past. And so, she simply allowed her house to fill with filth and garbage.

Things got so bad that her daughter spent the last few years of high school sleeping on a recliner amidst the garbage and animal droppings.

Finally being honest with themselves and their mother, »

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