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On directing The Clerk's Tale and taking it to Cannes

James Franco’s short film “The Clerk’s Tale” closed Critics’ Week at Cannes. During a conversation we had together he did a close reading on the Spencer Reece poem it is based on. Screen Comment - “The Clerk’s Tale” has a hint of sweet hopelessness. It reminds me of Thoreau’s famous sentence “the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.”I found the following sentence especially ... more >