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on aesthetic and cultural appreciation of literature and film; my favorite directors (小津安二郎は日本の映画監督・脚本家)

      以下、このエッセイの日本語への翻訳の一部を参照してください。 (Japanese translation of my comments regarding the director Yasujirō Ozu is appended below.)     *****************************************************   on aesthetic and cultural appreciation of literature and film; my favorite directors (小津安二郎は日本の映画監督・脚本家) by Roger W. Smith     I … Continue reading

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“3rd Ave. El”

    My good friend William S. (Bill) Dalzell, who introduced me to art films, recently called my attention to a film he loved from his early days in New York City in the 1950’s: 3rd Ave. El, directed by Carson … Continue reading

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New York City; advice for a first time visitor

    (to a friend)     Like most people, I am a “transplanted” New Yorker. I have lived here for a long time and love the City. The following are some of the things I love about my adopted … Continue reading

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“The Peaceable Kingdom”

        ***************************************************     Isaiah 11:6-8 New International Version   6  The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a … Continue reading

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Notre-Dame de Paris

  Notre-Dame de Paris was one of my favorite places to visit during a first trip to Paris in 1972. A friend, Bill Dalzell, a printer whom I knew from my workplace in Manhattan, encouraged me to visit the cathedral. … Continue reading

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“Bill (in Studio),” portrait by Gregory Gillespie of Roger Smith’s friend Bill Dalzell

  “Bill (in Studio),” portrait by Gregory Gillespie   William S. (Bill) Dalzell was a good friend whom I first met when I came to New York in 1969.          

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