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The Glass Castle: An Extraordinary Cast Brings This Tragic Tale to Life (Review)

The idea of a “glass castle” is something fantastical.  It is an elegant structure unlike any other.  While other buildings rely on concrete or timber as a foundation and structure, this is one that stands on it’s own with just glass.  The way to glass is meant to be designed is to allow light in without changing the temperature inside the structure.  It’s such a grand idea that it’s just barely out of the realm of reality. It’s a grand gesture that is impossible to truly fulfill, and it is as much a sham as it is see through.  The idea of a glass castle is a strong metaphor that lays the groundwork for the film The Glass Castle, based on the memoir of the same name by Jeanette Walls. Continue reading The Glass Castle: An Extraordinary Cast Brings This Tragic Tale to Life (Review)