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June 06, 2014

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Why did cigarettes turn out to be so bad for you? They look so cool on film and in great poetry.

What would Barton Keyes and Walter Neff have done without the ability to touch each other's long cylindrical tubes with fire?
But the best cinematic analog to Ike's combination of anxiety and grace-under-fire is Jeff Bailey in OUT OF THE PAST, who seems to shake a fag out of a pack every frame, as he tries to figure out The Frame. (Moving poem, picture, and rumination about that earth-shaking day, DL.)

Never thought of Ike like that before. A great tribute to him and those who perished. How small we seem now.

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