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Stone Reader ()


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A critically acclaimed book vanished. Its author forgotten. One reader determined to find out why.

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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carl Brandt
Frank Conroy
Bruce Dobler
Robert C.S. Downs
Robert Ellis
Leslie Fiedler ...
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Ed Gorman
Robert Gottlieb
John Kashiwabara
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Mark Moskowitz
Dow Mossman
William Cotter Murray
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John Seelye

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Mark Moskowitz

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Mark Moskowitz ... ()

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Robert M. Goodman ... producer
Mark Moskowitz ... producer
Damon Sinclair ... consulting producer

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Michael Mandrell

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Jeff Confer
Mark Moskowitz
Joe Vandergast ... (as Joseph Vandergast)

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Mark Moskowitz
Kathleen Soulliere

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Andy Williams ... colorist

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John Bowen ... re-recording mixer
John D. Gooch ... sound mixer
Richard Kane ... sound recordist
Jim Machowski ... sound recordist
David J. Marks ... sound mixer
Rob Whitehurst ... sound recordist

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Joe Meccariello ... camera operator

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Jennifer Fox ... consultant
Alexander Murphy Jr. ... legal services

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  • Alkemy X (color-correction and HD mastering)

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Plot Summary

Documentary filmmaker Mark Moskowitz turns literary sleuth in this marvelous tale of a vanished novelist. Enchanted by the 1972 novel The Stones of Summer, Moskowitz was surprised to discover no subsequent trace of the author, Dow Mossman. This led him on a roundabout search for the man, including nicely freewheeling detours to talk about writing with critic Leslie Fiedler and editor Robert Gottlieb, among many distinguished others. Although Moskowitz's detective format is somewhat labored, the story of Mossman's retreat from writing is fascinating, and the joy of books (and talking about books) is always front and center. The suspense of Moskowitz's quest becomes real, and Stone Reader contains moments that would be implausible if they were in a fiction film--except, of course, they aren't made up. Bibliophiles of every stripe need to see this movie; and if you're not a book lover already, it may make you one.

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  • Stone Reader (United States)
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  • 127 min
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