Once upon a screen...

This is by far the most difficult post I’ve ever tried to write and that’s because this is no ordinary post.  This is in honor of Jack Lemmon, one of my cinematic loves.

“If you really do want to be an actor who can satisfy himself and his audience, you need to be vulnerable. You must reach the emotional and intellectual level of ability where you can go out stark naked, emotionally, in front of an audience.”

One could look at Jack Lemmon’s illustrious career from a number of angles and therein lies my dilemma.  He was a great comedian both in  delivery and physicality and reached a depth in drama that few others could attain.  He made every outrageous role he ever played relatable and every ordinary role extraordinary.  Despite the fact he is best known for playing average working class men trying to get ahead in life, there was…

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