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Walker Percy: A Documentary Film Available on DVD



Lickona, Finnegan, and I got in on a preview of this in New Orleans last year. (And Lickona is turning his account of the trip into a book to be published by Korrektiv Press — unless FSG makes him a better offer. Something like a bad Catholic version of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.) We had some reservations about the film. The preview we saw didn’t lack for earnestness … and there are were some fascinating excerpts of Percy home movies … and requisite murmurings of eloquent Percyphiles and such. But the overlay of nostalgia seemed misplaced. Anyway it will be interesting to view the finished product. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on it. Watch for a review here soon.

Comments

  1. Matthew Lickona says

    As am I, as am I. I will go in with an open mind. And that’s a hilarious bit of blarney in that parenthetical. We were far, far too well-behaved for comparisons to the Kool-Aid.

  2. Jonathan Potter says

    Poetic license, my friend! Poet-ic Li-cense!

  3. I knew I should have been there!

    JOB

  4. Jonathan Potter says

    JOB: Why isn’t your gravatar showing up on your comment, I wonder.

    • Southern Expat says

      I think he has two different email accounts, and may have signed in with the other account? Wait – maybe that doesn’t make sense…

  5. Jonathan Webb says

    FSB offered seven figures which we won’t be able to match. I think we should look for a stopgap this year and hope for something in the draft.

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