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James Thurber: The Life and Hard Times (2000/First Run DVD)

Picture: C Sound: C Extras: D Film: B+

James Thurbur, an artist, a humorist and all American satirist. He was re-known for his short story "The Life of Walter Mitty", but we mostly know him for his illustrations for New Yorker Magazine. He was said to be a modern Mark Twain, making fun and giving insight to upper class American citizens in their daily lives. Thurber is a simple cartoonist, yet like his pictures it somehow captured and showed the humorous things of city life. His cartoons showed no matter how rich or well behaved a man was, he was still an animal on the inside and no matter how serious a man is, he needs to take things lightly from time to time.

Thurber was not a rich man or deeply being intellectual or showy, but he was at least a funny man and considered one of the greatest cartoonist ever. With a few simple lines and a single picture he was able to convey story, or a moment, in which people could relate to. While he was never able to become a novelist like he wanted, he is still remembered for things he had done. That you don't have to do great things to be considered a great man. The picture and sound here are passable at best and there are no extras.

- Ricky Chiang


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