If you're looking for an end-of-the-semester diversion, you might want to
go see _Deep Impact_. I don't really recommend the film on its own merits,
but Robert Duvall's character makes a nice mention of Mark Twain and
navigating the Mississippi. There's a reference later on to _Huck Finn_
and other "real books." Melville scholars will be pleased too.
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