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Jean W. Cash

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781604739800

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604739800.001.0001

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Leaving Algonquin

Leaving Algonquin

The Rabbit Factory, 2002–2003

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(p.209) Chapter Thirteen Leaving Algonquin
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Larry Brown
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Jean W. Cash

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604739800.003.0014

This chapter discusses Arliss Howard and Debra Winger’s film version of Big Bad Love, which had its commercial release and opening in New York City on 22 February 2002. Brown and his wife, Mary Annie, received free plane tickets for the trip and attended a “big” pre-premiere party. Although the movie had been shown at several film festivals the preceding year and had garnered lukewarm reviews, the wide release generally received critical scorn. Despite their good intentions, the filmmakers missed Brown’s main point: art can transcend poverty and need. The story is turned into something of a soap opera, far from Brown’s literary intentions. Though the movie version of Big Bad Love may not have been well received in the wider world, the film’s first screening in Brown’s hometown, on 11 April 2002 at the Oxford Conference for the Book, created major excitement.

Keywords:   film version, Arliss Howard, Debra Winger, commercial release, New York City

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