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“I definitely think she has the potential,” Barker told PEOPLE in March.
Barker: When reality TV became popular, the public began thinking of documentaries as entertainment.
Barker: We showed the film to [Cannes director] Thierry Frémaux, who was in L.A.
Barker: Also, the Sundance Film Festival has proved key to exposing people to so many quality documentaries.
Barker: I think that Woody was also surprised that Blue Jasmine did as well as it did because it was so dark.
Barker, on the contrary, scorned and loathed Trafalgar Square, and laughed at its art.The Newcomes|William Makepeace Thackeray
At last the evening came, and Claudius appeared in Barker's room arrayed in full evening-dress.
A door slammed below, a wheezing cough was heard, and Captain Barker's head appeared at the top of the ladder.The Blue Pavilions|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
What Mr. Hill shewed me was some of it, which Mr. Barker had given him.'History of the Buccaneers of America|James Burney
Barker, on his side, was prepared for storms, but he intended to play the part of confidential friend and consoler.
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Word Origin and History for barker
"noisy fellow," late 15c., agent noun from bark (v.). Specific sense of "loud assistant in an auction, store, or show" is from 1690s.