Friday, January 17, 2014

Daily Links 1-17-14

Here are a few links to kick off your weekend reading. In today's edition: why we need lovely films, why Citizen Kane is considered the best film ever made, how to be a gentlemen and why, and more.


Peter Robinson weighs in on Saving Mr. Banks and calls it a lovely film. It's the kind of film that we need. I'm planning to see it this weekend.


Why is Citizen Kane so special? Read the article to find out. For one thing, it broke all the rules of filmmaking. For another, it's simply a great story.

True story: when I was in college I once met Ruth Warrick who made her film debut in Citizen Kane as Charles Foster Kane's first wife Emily. I was acquainted with her grandson at the time and he introduced me to her. However, I had not seen the film yet and had no idea that she had such a famous professional resume. All the things I would have loved to been able to ask her about this film if I had only had the chance....


Food for thought: six deadly enemies of marriage. This is well worth a read.


I'm always on the lookout for books to read but this recommendation from Dr. Albert Mohler about a book about books is particularly interesting.


This is a yummy post: 11 desserts that changed the world.


Mark Tapson on how to be a gentleman and why:

Because being a gentleman elevates you above the mass of men around you. Not in the shallow sense that knowing how to order a drink with confidence makes you more suave than the other guys in the bar; but in the substantial sense that conducting yourself according to an honorable code of behavior sets you apart from the crowd and sets the standard for other men. It isn’t about your looks, the kind of car you drive, your financial standing, your education, or any other superficial factor; it’s about, if I may borrow from Martin Luther King Jr., the content of your character. And character, to borrow from Heraclitus, is destiny.

He also offers eight simple rules for men who want to become gentlemen. Good stuff.


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