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Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 12:52:38 -0400
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The Mysterious Stranger section of the Will Vinton film was dark
alright. So dark that almost all of it was cut from the film's initial
theatrical run (I took my son to see it when he was very tiny). In a
lifetime of seeing adaptations that just get dumber and further from
Twain all the time, this was a real treat - seven minutes of The Man,
uncensored, raging against the universe. In case some of you haven't
seen it, it's on YouTube at


Terry Ballard
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New York Law School, Mendik Library
185 W. Broadway
New York, NY, 10013
Telephone: 212-431-2106

"Things always seem darkest just before the bottom drops out." Arthur

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Twain Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Kevin Mac
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 11:59 AM
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Subject: Re: MT on cover of Newsweek

Nice to see our guy on the front cover. Jerry Loving's excellent
gets a good mention, but the other recent books on Twain just get a
mention without even naming names except for the recent book on Twain
food (a real page-turner if you're a foodie AND a Twainian, although
fades from the pages in the second half of the book ). The extract from
new (due in Nov.) Berkeley edition of THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY on page 41 is a
teaser, but on page 40 they misidentify Jean as Clara. You can't miss
large sharp reproduction of the Alvin Coburn color photo of Twain laying
bed.. For reasons I could not quite grasp, the writer (Jones, their book

editor) dwells at some length on the darkness of the claymation film of 
MYSTERIOUS STRANGER, seeming to confuse claymation with films for
but maybe I misunderstood him.

Mac Donnell Rare Books
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sandra Uetz" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 9:41 PM
Subject: MT on cover of Newsweek

> Just a heads up that the August 9 issue of Newsweek has a good article
> T=
> wain.=A0 I bought 2 copies, should anyone want one.
> =A0
> Take care,
> =A0
> Sandra Uetz


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