Thursday, December 04, 2008

Ethan Watch

The Hawke gets obscure, naming his favorite neglected masterpiece (no, not Chelsea Walls):

Ethan Hawke: And There Was Light, by Jacques Lusseyran

One of the most powerful memoirs I've ever encountered. Jacques was a blind, Catholic, 14-year-old leader in the French Resistance, and a concentration-camp survivor. His experience is thrilling, horrible, honest, spiritually profound, and utterly full of joy.

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I can't wait for the movie where Jacques works through all of his anger issues with a cold, distant father.