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Literary Connery

June 29, 2008

CAROLYN KELLOGG'S item "From Indie Film to Indy's Dad," [June 22] recounting Sean Connery's "literary" bent, was interesting, but it failed to mention the one film I know of in which he actually portrayed a writer -- "Finding Forrester."

"Forrester" never found much of an audience. It's about a black high school basketball star living in the Bronx who also has a gift for writing and loves to read. Connery plays Forrester, an award-winning novelist turned recluse who decides to mentor the boy. They find an uncommon bond in a place one doesn't normally think of in association with Connery: an urban ghetto.

It wasn't great, but "Forrester" was more worthy of mention than that execrable mess, "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen."

Thomas Boyd

Cypress

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