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Paying for the pain

13th February, 2010

Towards the end of the gently affecting new film, Crazy Heart, there’s a scene where Jeff Bridges, playing the role of an ageing country singer, approaches his former girlfriend and attempts to give her a royalty cheque he earned for one of his songs. When she refuses it, he tells her he owes her the money. Without her, Bridges says, the song would never have been written, and the cheque would never have arrived into...

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