Charlton Heston, simply put, is the greatest leading man in film history. The charisma, dignity, grace and strength he conveyed on the silver screen define what it is to be a leading man. Heston has screen presence in biblical proportions, and its appropriate that his prime came about while Hollywood had an obsession with making epics -- the gravitas he embued in his characters made him a perfect fit in Tinsel Town's Golden Era. There has never been anyone else quite like him before or since and there may never be.
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Back in 1997, actor Charlton Heston turned up in Spokane and commanded Washington residents to vote no on a gun-control initiative. Most complied, but not before a combined $4.5 million was spent on B-movie-quality ?public education campaigns.? Initiative 667 ? or 666, as the celluloid Moses called the ?evil? and ?devilish? measure ? would?ve mandated trigger locks on pistols and safety tests to ...From the archive, 16 November 1961: The character of the epic: Charlton Heston talks to WJ Weatherby
Glistening in its uniquely statuesque way, Rome seemed to await only a hero's arrival Rome in a hot autumn sun looked more like its legend than any visitor has a right to expect. Glistening in its uniquely statuesque way ? a Hollywood epic setting sprung to life ? the city seemed to await only a hero's arrival: an epic-sized hero who wouldn't be dwarfed or made to sound inflated like Mussolini ...Channel 5's The Bible is like a CGI missionary drive
It's the television equivalent of a religious pamphlet thrust on you by a benevolent creep, but with lower production values Over the next few weeks, The Bible ( Saturday, 9pm, C5 ), which dramatises stories from the, er, Bible, and drew 13 million viewers when it premiered in the US, ascends to our screens. Sounds promising, doesn't it? Are you imagining a luxurious HBO televisual lapdance ...Reliable Source: Oprah gets another award: The Presidential Medal of Freedom
Wonder which shelf this one goes one?The Parallax View: a JFK conspiracy film that gets it right
Parkland and other movies about JFK's assassination show just how far to the right Hollywood has shifted. Alan J Pakula's classic film, however, is a high point of New American Cinema ? John F Kennedy assassination: 50 years of conspiracy in film and fiction ? All Alex von Tunzelmann's Reel History assessments of the JFK films Just about the only interesting things about the new Hollywood movie ...Top 10 movie adaptations
Books and films have been joined at the hip ever since the earliest days of cinema, and adaptations of novels have regularly provided audiences with the classier end of the film spectrum. Here, the Guardian and Observer's critics pick the 10 best ? Top 10 family movies ? Top 10 war movies ? Top 10 teen movies ? Top 10 superhero movies ? Top 10 westerns ? Top 10 documentaries ? More Guardian and ...The Soylent Experiment: Living off ?Liquid Goop? for 30 Days
On the first day of a month in which Vice?s Brian Merchant will eat no solid food whatsoever, the host of a new Motherboard documentary on the total meal replacement Soylent is apprehensive. The gimmick journalism works well here, in the 24-minute doc, which weaves together Merchant?s experience of living off Soylent (along with canola oil, fish oil capsules, and water) with interviews with the ...WGN & Weinstein Company Team For Ten Commandments Event Series Produced By Bruce Cohen
EXCLUSIVE : The new WGN America is barely 8 months old, but it already has ordered two original scripted series ? Salem and Manhattan ? and has made a major off-network acquisition with Person Of Interest . Now the scripted newcomer is adding an ambitious event series to its programming roster. I?ve learned that WGN has teamed with the Weinstein Company for a Ten Commandments 10-part event ..."No Oprah, America Isn't Racist," Declares White Christian Rock Guy
Recently, coddled celeb Oprah Winfrey said that this great nation (America) still contains racism. Oh, poo! One post-racial colorblind white male Christian rock producer and USA Today columnist has something to say about that. Read more... Faith & Immigration
Over at Religion & Politics, Jack Jenkins of the Center for American Progress reports on the role of faith leaders in the fight for immigration reform.
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Charlton Heston actually played President Andrew Jackson twice in unrelated films, thanks in part to their similar striking features. His first turn as Jackson came in Harry Levin's The President's Lady in 1953 and Anthony Quinn called on him to play Jackson again in the 1958 swashbuckler The Buccaneer.
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