a stone, a leaf, an unfound door

“Colin Firth, Jude Law and Nicole Kidman star in this  drama about the friendship between writer Thomas Wolfe and editor Maxwell Perkins (who discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway).”

Early scenes in the movie have Max Perkins (Firth) reading page 1 of Wolfe’s manuscript:

“. . . a stone, a leaf, an unfound door; a stone, a leaf, a door. And of all the forgotten faces.

Naked and alone we came into exile. In her dark womb we did not know our mother’s face; from the prison of her flesh have we come into the unspeakable and incommunicable prison of this earth.

Which of us has known his brother? Which of us has looked into his father’s heart? Which of us has not remained forever prison-pent? Which of us is not forever a stranger and alone?

While the movie gets panned by a good number of reviewers, Firth and Law put in strong performances. And Firth in any movie, is a must-watch movie for me. He doesn’t disappoint.

Find the film on Amazon Instant Video.


  1. well, aren’t you the busy one, widening our horizons (yes I know what I did here)…..

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  2. Can’t wait! Love Nicole Kidman.

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  3. Wow. That looks fantastic. I think i will turn a blind eye to the reviews and make my own decision 🙂

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  4. And another one into the queue…. 🙂

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  5. Colin Firth is quite good in this! Loved this film.

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  6. i have this requested at my library – looking forward to it –

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  7. My kind of movie. Excellent.

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  8. Bird and Wildlife Photography says:

    a stone, a leaf, an unfound door; a stone, a leaf, a door. And of all the forgotten faces….vowww line

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  9. So looking forward to watching this now.
    Thanks for sharing David.

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