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Posted by on Apr 11, 2008 in Kick-Back Friday

Kick-Back Friday: #9

Kick-Back Friday: #9


The Fallen Idol, a thriller directed by Carol Reed (The Third Man) and also based on the writing of Graham Greene, features one of the best performances of a child on screen. However, if the provided DVD commentary is to be believed, this may be due more to the undying patience of Reed rather the skills of the boy actor, Bobby Henrey. A mid-film hide-and-seek sequence is masterfully fun and spooky, and I don’t know why it’s not copied ad nauseum by contemporary movie makers.

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A native East Tennessean, Barbara Martin is a formerly practicing, board-certified neurologist who received her BS (psychology, summa cum laude) and MD from Duke University before completing her postgraduate training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has worked in academia, private practice, medical publishing, drug market research, and continuing medical education (CME). For the last 3 years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as a medical writer, analyst, and consultant. Follow Dr. Barbara Martin on and Twitter.