I’ve been watching Jack Nicholson’s scenes as Eugene O’Neill in ‘Reds” again and again. It’s streamed on Netflix, I recommend that you do the same. His big scenes are at about 52 minutes in. He is simply mesmerizing, and Diane Keaton definitely shines and enhances his spell.
But watching Louise (Diane’s character) place Gene’s poem in a copy of ‘Leaves of Grass’ – to be found later by her husband – also made me click on ‘Breaking Bad’ where Walt’s secret is discovered when Hank opens the book for some bathroom reading.
I’m wondering if there are any other movies or shows where ‘Leaves of Grass’ serves the same purpose. Let me know if you can think of anything.