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Clemson student's turtle project takes dark twist

...turtles even has a place in Southern lore.In South Carolina author Pat Conroy's semi-autobiographical novel The Great Santini, a fighter-pilot father squishes turtles during a late-night drive when he thinks his wife and kids are asleep...
Dysfunctional families are the subjects of some exceptional movies

...The viewer is never quite sure if the battle is instigated by love, hate or merely a need for emotional release. THE GREAT SANTINI (1979): For Robert Duvall's Bull Meechum, a tough-as-nails Marine pilot, discipline and control are tantamount...
Conroy negotiating for"GWTW" sequel

...anthem of defiance." Conroy, whose works include "The Great Santini" and "The Prince of Tides," has been talking with...lost his father, Donald, who was the basis for "The Great Santini." Conroy said he grew closer to his father the last...
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In the depths of disgust, it's hard to get lower than child abuse

I'm talking about the gutless pieces of garbage - walking our planet and using up our perfectly good oxygen - who would dare physically or emotionally damage a child.
Elmer Bernstein, Oscar-winning composer, dead at 82

...efforts were the scores for "Some Came Running," "Birdman of Alcatraz," "The Great Escape," "Hawaii," "The Great Santini," "Cast a Giant Shadow," "My Left Foot," "A River Runs Through It," "Devil in a Blue Dress" and "The...
Santini lives, eats, dreams hockey

Louis Santini is a bit of a kook. Part mad scientist, part rink rat, the Lynx assistant coach can't get enough hockey to feed his insatiable habit. A typical day in the life for Santini? Twenty-one hours eating and breathing the game, the other three dreaming about it. Even his so-called down times are hockey-centric. A few Fridays ago, he decided taking in a Lincoln County football game would be a nice diversion. he ended up studying schemes and strategy, identifying strengths, tendencies and weaknesses as if he were breaking down the tape of a Lynx loss.
Take a literary tour

...played an important part in his literary work. Be it the hallowed halls of The Citadel in Lords of Discipline, The Great Santini's Marine base backdrop or the coastal locales of The Prince of Tides and Beach Music, his novels use location...
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Ramblin' Rhodes: Flag fuss could keep 'Beach Music' out of S.C.

...Portions of movies based on other Conroy novels -- The Great Santini, The Water is Wide, The Lords of Discipline in Beaufort." Just as Mr. Conroy's novel The Great Santini was largely based on his father, Marine pilot Col...
Ramblin' Rhodes: Writer had 'Nothin' Left to Lose'

...Mr. Smith said. Mr. Conroy's novels, Prince of Tides, The Water Is Wide, The Lords of Discipline and The Great Santini, have been made into hit movies. Mr. Smith will be at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway...
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Savannah film project adds veterans, newcomers to cast

...Prince of Tides, which was set in South Carolina. Her other films include The X-Files, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge and The Great Santini, which also was filmed in the South Carolina. Ms. Danner is the mother of Mr. Affleck's girlfriend, actress...
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