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An Education

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 1 February 2011

An Education, (DVD), 2009, directed by Lone Scherfig, with Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard and Alfred Molina. A talented young girl, Lynn (based on the true life story of the journalist Lynn Barber), disenchanted and bored with her narrow middle-class existence, meets an older man who charms her and introduces her to an exciting world of experience; she forfeits her chance of going to Oxford and opts for the school of life. Carey Mulligan is impressive as Lynn, the innocent but intelligent schoolgirl, who struggles to balance her studies and home life with the glamorous, sophisticated, and worldly one she was only able to dream about.  A film worth seeing with fine acting and a good script by the novelist Nick Hornby (HighFidelity, (1995), About a Boy, (1998), A Long Way Down (2005), Slam (2007), Juliet, Naked (2009)) (jlg)

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Red, Rothko, Remembering

Posted by the editors on Monday, 5 April 2010

Left, APIC/Getty Images; Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

Mark Rothko, left, the painter who is the subject of John Logan’s play “Red,” right, starring Alfred Molina

The wonderful critic Roberta Smith has written an article, a review of sorts, entitled “What’s True in Art Studios and Onstage” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times discussing her own very personal memories of formative visits to artists’ studios at the beginning of her career and, as catalyst, in a way, the 2 actor, one act play “Red” by John Logan, based on a “slice” of the life of the magnificent abstract expressionist (though he rejected this nomenclature) painter Mark Rothko.  Smith’s candor is marvelous.

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