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He "dies" twice in the film. He is good for only one thing: not dying. Beyond this unique ability (previously mastered by Houdini and a few others) the magician has no character at all; he is his function. 20 The Mexican painter Rufino Tamayo died the other day at ninety-one. " You would think that it would go without saying that any significant artist would have a "passionate commitment to craft," but it is Brenson's way of not damning the dead entirely with faint praise. Tamayo was not a great painter but an exuberant spirit with terrific antennae, intuitions, impulses, generosity of heart.

For him, these golfers were first of allgentkmen, gentle-men. Since Tarzan was a bidncssman and didn't have time to practice, he perfected his swing. He could easily outdrive Hagen and Armour. Putting was his weak spot. But lest you think me credulous in believing that my grandfather was all that he said he was and could outdrive these legendary golfers, I assure you that I have concrete evidence of his prowess. One evening, as dusk filled the windows of their smoky apartment, Tatiana appeared with the crinkly yellowed clipping of an article from the International Herald Tribune from sometime in the '305.

Instead, I contracted a horror of physical violence. Tarzan's golfing stories were his best. In his description of his rounds with Walter Hagen and Tommy Armour, he evoked a world of order and gentility. For him, these golfers were first of allgentkmen, gentle-men. Since Tarzan was a bidncssman and didn't have time to practice, he perfected his swing. He could easily outdrive Hagen and Armour. Putting was his weak spot. But lest you think me credulous in believing that my grandfather was all that he said he was and could outdrive these legendary golfers, I assure you that I have concrete evidence of his prowess.

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