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  1. TerryS Inactive
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    In the Mail bag segment, Mr. Klavan chatted about the lack of good tragedies in American pop culture.

    Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine (2013) is as close as you can get to an Aristotelian tragedy, once you discount the fact that the protagonist is a middle aged woman. In the end, her character defect (pride) reduces her to the thing she least wanted to be. There is even anagnorisis, as a flashback reveals that her current difficulty (relative impoverishment following divorce) is the result of her pride.

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  2. Hartmann von Aue Member
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    So, does anyone have the citation for the piece by Charlie Cooke that Klavan quotes?

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  3. Hartmann von Aue Member
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    “The brilliant rhymes and the music of Sweeney Todd make you joyful. You can’t help it.”- Sure I can. The music in that atrocity is deliberately ugly and it should be universally detested. 

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  4. La Tapada Member
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    Hartmann von Aue (View Comment):

    So, does anyone have the citation for the piece by Charlie Cooke that Klavan quotes?

    I think this is the article: https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/09/roe-is-the-problem/ 

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