Set in 1951, the story follows Marcus Messner, the idealistic son of a humble kosher butcher from Newark, N.J. Marcus leaves for Ohio to study at a small, conservative college, where he finds himself at odds with the administration, grapples with anti-Semitism and sexual repression and pines after a troubled girl.Written by
The name of the college is a tribute to Sherwood Anderson's classic collection of interconnected short stories, "Winesburg, Ohio." See more »
Olivia makes reference to a quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin when she says "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch." Franklin most likely never said this. This quote does not appear in any of Franklin's writings and the word "lunch" did not enter the English vernacular until the 1820s; decades after his death. See more »
It is important to understand about dying, that even though in general you do not have a personal choice in the matter, it is going to happen to you when it happens to you. There are reasons you die. There are causes, a chain of events linked by causality, and those events include decisions that you have personally made. How did you end up here, on this exact day, at this exact time, with this specific event happening to you?
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Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in E flat Major - Allegro maestoso
Composed by Franz Liszt
Arranged by Michael Infante
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation and Point Classics See more »
I had no idea what the actual premise for this film was, but I did think it would be a period melodrama that could also prove to be overly sentimental and a little sappy. However, it really surprised me in what it actually turned out to be. It's a coming-of-age take that is different from most that we get. It's very dialogue-driven and that dialogue is just a joy to listen to. The film takes a deep look into the characters' psychologies and doesn't resort to the usual dramatics that films of this type usually do. Logan Lerman is an incredibly talented actor and he once again shows his skill here. A mature and very detailed performance.
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