The Verificationist (2000) - Donald Antrim (Grade:B-)
Slouching Towards Bethlehem (1968) - Joan Didion (Grade:A+)
Grand Illusion [La Grande Illusion] (1937) - Jean Renoir (Grade:A+)
The Matrix (1999) - Larry Wachowski (Grade:A)
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Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was born in New York, NY on January 24, 1862. See Orrin's reviews of The House of Mirth (1905)(Grade: B+), Ethan Frome (1911) (Grade: A) and The Age of Innocence (1920)(Grade: A)
Hadrian (76-) was born in Seville, Spain on January 24, 76.
Derek Walcott (1930-), 1992 Nobel Prize Laureate, was born in Castries, Saint Lucia on January 23, 1930.
Jean-Baptiste "Django" Reinhardt (1910-53) was born in Liberchies, Belgium on January 23, 1910. In 1934 he formed the famous quintet the Hot Club of France with violinist Stephane Grappelli. Dryfoos recommends: Django with his American Friends, especially the 4 cuts he made with Benny Carter and Coleman Hawkins in the mid-30's. Carter provided the arrangements and some nice work on alto and trumpet; Hawkins has a great solo in each of the tunes. Although Django doesn't solo much on these tracks, his distinctive sound and sense of swing absolutely propel the session.
Edouard Manet (1832-) was born in Paris, FR on January 23, 1832.
Happy Birthday to Mark McCormick (January 22)
Lord George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824) was born In London, ENG on January 22, 1788. Brothers Judd recommends Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1812)
Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter (1885-1949) was born in Mooringsport, LA on January 21, 1885.
Johannes Jensen (1873-1950), the 1944 Nobel Laureate, was born in Farso, DEN on January 20, 1873.
Paul Cezanne (1839-) was born in Aix-en-Provence, France on January 19, 1839
Robert E. Lee (1807-70) was born in Stratford, VA on January 19, 1807.
Daniel Webster (1782-1852) was born in Salisbury, NH on January 18, 1782.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-90) was born in on January 17, 1706. He wrote one of the first great books by an American: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
If two New Hampshire men aren't a match for the Devil, we might as well give the country back to the Indians.
-Stephen Vincent Benet (1898-1943), The Devil and Daniel Webster
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