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Remember those miniature license plates for your bicycle? The personalized ones with your name on them? Cute, right?

Yeah, I hated those damned things because they never had one with the name “Kurt”. I also hated Romper Room because at the end when Miss Nancy took out her magic mirror and searched to see who was out there in televisionland, she never saw me. No Kurts in televisionland. Not once. Not ever.

So, when I learned that my kid-universe included an actor named Kurt Russell, he immediately earned a soft spot in my heart.

Which explains why I have a copy of Tombstone in my video armoire.

It does not explain why I have also have a copy of Wyatt Earp.

Nor does it explain why, this past weekend, I watched them both, back to back.

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Last night was a first for me. Last night I did not watch the Oscars.

Frankly, I just couldn’t bring myself to care. The Academy Awards have no relevance to my life. They don’t affect my choice of movies one whit. The hype, the red carpet, the fawning, the sniping, it’s like watching a nuclear-powered high school reunion on steroids. Plus, when you boil it down, it’s all about money, money for those at the top–the producers and directors and stars, not the key grip or the clapper-loader–and I grow tired of everything always benefiting those at the top, so I saved myself several hours and gave it all a pass.

So, what did I do on Oscar Night instead?

I watched a movie, of course.

I’ll bet it’s a movie you haven’t heard of, and that’s sad, because it was remarkable.

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