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"Theme to a Dream: Notes on a Film in Progress"
Charlottesville, Blue Ridge Review, 1978. An essay in the combined issue 1 & 2 of The Blue Ridge Review, with an autograph post card signed laid in to Pauline Kael, inviting her to visit him in Charlottesville and wishing her a happy birthday. The essay recounts Minckler's efforts to make a film about the director Claude Jutra, and includes excerpts from the film, including a scene at the end of the film when Jutra cites Kael as one of the only critics he understands, and the film focuses on Kael's portrait on the dust jacket of one of her books, and slowly zooms in, leaving just her eyes. On this page Minckler has written another note to Kael suggesting she might be interested in this scene, and again inviting her to visit. Signed "Love, David." Offsetting to pages from the paperclip holding the postcard in; about near fine in stapled wrappers. A bookmark has Minckler's address, and on the postcard Kael has written "answered." [#034568] $75

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