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In the depths of disgust, it's hard to get lower than child abuse

...like that in my career," he said.The abuse in the Mendez case, Hillman said, "is extreme, like the movie The Great Santini. You may be too young to have seen it. But the theme is similar and has been repeated by fathers or parents who claim...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/joe-hotchkiss-columns/2013-02-24/depths-dis
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/12/03/liv_276529.shtml
Life & style
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/05/ent_249268.shtml
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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/20/mus_425894.shtml
Music
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-12-27/clemson-students-turtle-proje
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/08/30/app_355583.shtml
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Santini lives, eats, dreams hockey

...everything he's ever done on that thing, and he's done a lot. It kind of sums Louis up. That's why we call him The Great Santini." "I just figured I'd go ahead and put everything on there," says Santini, who worked as an instructor at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/11/06/hoc_299009.shtml
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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/07/16/liv_292649.shtml
Life & style
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 and...hospital in Beaufort." Just as Mr. Conroy's novel The Great Santini was largely based on his father, Marine pilot Col...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/04/21/app_288211.shtml
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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/10/ent_232957.shtml
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