mike (don_negro) wrote,

In McMurtry's novel, the closing down of the movie theatre represented the end of a way of life. It marked the transition from the few hours at the movies that kids daydreamed on all week to the age of television. (I think one could say it was a transition from mostly�tinny dreams to no dreams. TV watchers keep it going; there's no interlude for dreaming. And so TV watchers are not romantics.)

The best part of a review from 1971 currently posted at the New Yorker

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