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  • From: RHONDA MCDONNELL <rhonda_mcdonnell AT>
  • To: "Percy-L: Literary and Philosophical Discussion" <percy-l AT>
  • Subject: Re: [percy-l] What were Walker Percy's favorite films?
  • Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2010 22:14:34 -0700

Either Lewis Lawson or Gary Ciuba wrote about his use of film, maybe both.  Moviegoer and Lancelot are obvious choices, so if you're searching using MLA you might want to focus on those two. 


"You live in a deranged age, more deranged than usual, because in spite of great scientific and technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing."
                                    Walker Percy

> From: jeriley AT
> To: percy-l AT
> Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 00:45:31 +0000
> Subject: [percy-l] What were Walker Percy's favorite films?
> Does anyone on this list have information on this question and care to divulge?
> It seems to me that Percy took films seriously even though as an art form they usually disappointed him?
> I recall in one of his interviews he alluded to the films "Ordinary People" and "Breaking Away." I have always considered the latter film a minor classic, but not many people saw it.
> I think an interesting study would be how film influenced Percy's fictional techniques--Lewis Lawson
> may have done some work in that area.
> Any information would be appreciated.
> Cheers!
> John Riley
> University of Arkansas
> Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
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