Lessons from the movies

We went nearly every Saturday afternoon in the summer. Movies didn't cost much in those days if you were under twelve. The air-conditioned theater seemed like a great place to be on a hot afternoon in August. Afterward, coming home you'd keep thinking about the heroic action you'd seen on the screen.

Movies nowadays don't often move anyone in a positive direction. Frequently they pull down rather than lift up. But once in a while there are films so insightful and so true to the dimensions of the human heart that you come out almost a different person from what you were when you went in.

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