Stone Reader

Stone Reader

4.3 12
Director: Mark Moskowitz

Cast: Frank Conroy, Robert C.S. Downs, Leslie Fiedler


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Editorial Reviews

New York Times - Elvis Mitchell
"A loving and lovely filmed ode to obsession."
Washington Post - Desson Howe
What the documentary discovers -- almost by stumbling upon it -- is the great pleasure to be had reading good books and, most significantly, getting to talk about it for a documentary.
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
The movie is not really about Mossman, anyway. It is about a reader who goes in search of other readers, and it is a love poem to reading.
Boston Globe - Wesley Morris
The film testifies to and dramatizes the novelist's lonely, manic-depressive condition better than nearly any other I've seen.... It's a tribute to the transforming power of reading and a reminder of the Sisyphean task that reading can be.

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Feature-length commentary with director Mark Moskowitz; interview with Betty Kelly, Dow Mossman's original editor; Janet Maslin interview with Moskowitz; Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival; William F. Buckley interviews Leslie Fiedler (1974 Firing Line); "A Look at Henry Roth: Connections Across Time"; deleted scenes; A.S. Byatt talks with Toni Morrison in 1984; five writers including Matt Klam, and Tom Carson discuss the book and movie after a screening; "Connections Across Time" featurette; "What Happened Next" featurette; photo gallery; theatrical trailer; book lists, web-links, and more conversations.

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