When we do have poetry ringing from austere offices, what do we gain? If the launch of our progress comes from the incantations of a poet, so be it. After all, who better than a poet to turn a last word into our first step?
Forty years later, Deliverance and its ideas have not aged a day. It still feels ahead of its time -- even dangerous. Promoting the picture's 40th anniversary, the stars sat down to discuss this masterpiece, its themes and what went into making such a masterful picture.
The power and draw of Pat Conroy remains, but with limitations. My Reading Life has opened me up to his faults -- things which I did not want to see in the past or which were not as blatant.