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Tag: Linda Emond

The Patient–More Restraint Needed

The Patient , a Hulu ten-episode mini-series, is a psychological thriller and entrapment drama that premiered in August 2022.  The series stars Steve Carell, Domhnall Gleeson, and Linda Emond.  Sam, a sociopathological young serial killer (Gleeson), is determined to stop his murdering obsession.   He seeks a therapist, Dr. Alan Strauss (Carrell), in the hope that he will  be  “cured” of his anger issues, which propel him to murder.  The source of his rage:  a brutal and psychotic child-abusing father.  Wanting around-the-clock therapy when he...

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“Death of a Salesman”–Trapped by the American Dream

Last week we had the unforgettable experience of attending “Death of a Salesman” at the historic Ethel Barrymore Theater in New York City.   One of my absolutely favorite plays has been revived five times on Broadway, broadcast in several television productions and produced twice for the silver screen.   Starring some of the most highly regarded actors in the US, “Death of a Salesman” still electrifies 63 years after its debut in 1949. This Arthur Miller tragedy is as timely as the Occupy Wall Street movement. Sixty-three-year old Willy Loman (the magnetic Philip Seymour...

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