Here’s a request for suggestions (I think technically that’s called a “bleg”): I’m teaching ancient drama next term and looking for a good film that would enable us to talk about tragedy in our culture.  So not a film adaptation of a classical tragedy, but a modern tragedy, if there is such a thing.  I loved the Manon and Manon of the Spring films, and that’s the sort of thing I’m looking for, but was hoping for a single film.  Some years ago someone recommended Mystic River, which I’ve never seen.  Is that a good one?  Are there others anyone has used for this purpose, or that you think could be used for this purpose?

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