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David Lowery's New Film 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' Looks to the Past
There's a hushed mysticism in the voice of Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck) as he describes his escape from jail to the bartender of a Texas juke joint. "I used to be the devil," he says, until a "higher calling" possessed him. And one day, he called out his escape in advance to the guards, like Babe Ruth pointing out to center field — on the morning he predicted, the bars of his cell miraculously slid open and let him walk right out the front door. The bartender, smirking, responds: "The news says you jumped off a work truck." Bob changes the subject.
By Raj Ranade
August 27, 2013