Lynn Barber on making ‘An Education’

Posted by · 8:13 am · March 1st, 2010

I’m not sure why the Wall Street Journal is reprinting a preface to a book that his been in print for over nine months — indeed, I quoted the very same piece in Page to Screen back in July — as fresh content. Still, if you haven’t yet read it, Lynn Barber’s reflection on the […]

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Say it isn’t so

Posted by · 4:06 pm · August 4th, 2009

Sorry for veering away from movies for a minute, but no true friend of journalism can afford not to care about the likely imminent closure of The Observer. The world’s first Sunday newspaper, founded in 1791, and still one of the greatest weekly reads in circulation, looks headed for the chop as the Guardian Media […]

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PAGE TO SCREEN: “An Education” by Lynn Barber

Posted by · 11:17 am · July 1st, 2009

“I was damaged by my education,” writes renowned British journalist Lynn Barber at the end of the captivating centerpiece essay in her newly published memoir “An Education,” a sober conclusion to a personal account that otherwise brims with breezy anecdotal humor. The eponymous “education” is not academic, though she makes clear her lingering resentments over […]

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A taste of ‘An Education’

Posted by · 5:14 am · June 8th, 2009

One of the more popular Oscar bets doing the rounds is that, along with rising star Carey Mulligan, writer Nick Hornby will find himself in the race for Sundance favorite “An Education.” (I have a hunch the film may do even better than that, but that’s me.) In contrast to the wealth of popular books […]

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