Cinema: The Road of Good Intentions Sweet Liberty

Directed and Written by Alan Alda

"I pray you, sir, do not make me blush as it ill becomes me." There she stands in colonial costume, eyes modestly downcast, softly speaking in the formal rhythms of the 18th century--the incarnation of the Revolutionary War heroine whose story Professor Michael Burgess has won the Pulitzer Prize for retelling. So smitten is he with the idea of meeting her in the flesh that he forgets he is actually encountering an actress named Faith Healy (Michelle Pfeiffer), leading lady of the Hollywood company that is turning his college town into a location for a distressingly free adaptation of his book.


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