Saw a special featuring Steve Martin and Martin Short, which, among other things, reminded me how much I like Steve Martin’s banjo music. Here’s Sarah Jane and the Iron Mountain Baby with Edie Brickell on vocals. This live rendition is comparable to the album track, and features Brickell’s phrasing skill. The song featured on their …

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Steve Martin’s movie Leap Of Faith goes in some disconcerting directions. Deeply cynical and manipulative people act accordingly, until they don’t. The question is never really answered as to why they change where and when they do. It is suggested at, but never really answered. The temptation is to say that the changes just don’t …

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Leap Of Faith is a conflicted movie. A cynical look at manufactured religion transforms into something else. Crippled teenager Boyd (Lukas Haas) interacts with Jonas Nightingale (Steve Martin) when a miracle show experiences what seems to be a miracle: Jonas: Look, I run a show here. It’s a lot of smoke and noise and it’s …

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