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The Rough South of Larry Brown (2002)

The life and works of Oxford, Miss. fireman-turned-writer Larry Brown are examined in a unique documentary format that incorporates narrative film adaptations of three of his short stories:... See full summary »

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Frank in 'Samaritans'
Natalie Canerday ...
Woman in 'Samaritans'
Dakota Smith ...
Boy in Bar in 'Samaritans'
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Wild Thing
Gaye-Taylor Upchurch ...
Wife in 'Wild Thing'
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Narrator in 'Boy & Dog'
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Boy in 'Boy & Dog'
Brent Burditt ...
Hero in 'Boy & Dog'
Larry Brown ...
Fire Chief in 'Boy & Dog'
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Fireman in 'Boy & Dog'
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Mustang Driver
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The life and works of Oxford, Miss. fireman-turned-writer Larry Brown are examined in a unique documentary format that incorporates narrative film adaptations of three of his short stories: Samaritans, Wild Thing, and Boy & Dog. Written by Sam Froelich

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Fantastic, Original -- I use this film in my narrative technique courses
27 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a huge Gary Hawkins fan--the work is beautiful, energized, intense, and wholly original. I use this film (THE ROUGH SOUTH OF LARRY BROWN) in my narrative technique classes and students come to Larry Brown's work, but fiction-writing in general, with passion and openness after seeing the film. Hawkins tells many stories within the main story--bringing the writer and his work to life in ways that are simply stunning, unforgettable. I can't imagine not having this film! My students' favorite sections are those where all the magazine titles of all the places that rejected the stories are shown, in Brown's hand. Highly recommend.


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