Seen & Heard

Seen at the Movies: After seeing Alan Parker’s The Life of David Gale, I overheard someone saying what seems obvious if you go to movies a lot these days: The quality of acting in American films has never been higher; most are directed with a fair amount of skill; and, for the most part, they certainly look great. But the writing talent just doesn’t seem to be out there. David Gale is meant by Parker to be a passionate anti-capital punishment plea, but Charles Randolph’s

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