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Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend by Susan Orlean
Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend

Sami Gray, January 1, 2012

Like her book The Orchid Thief (inspiration for the film 'Adaptation'), Susan Orlean's new book is in part the story of an obsession. Like the previous book, Rin Tin Tin also weaves together social history, biography, and a personal narrative of the process of researching the story. Orlean illuminates the modern history of social attitudes about dogs, the role of the movies in culture and psyche, the special place that a particular dog may occupy in the life of a person whose connections with humans are problematic, and meditations upon evanescence or transience in the lives of dogs and humans, and in culture. Fascinating, thought-provoking... and highly filmable. Attention, Spike Jonze!
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