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Charlton Heston, RIP

8 April, 2008

Charlton Heston, RIP

OK, Steven Colbert has probably the best tribute to the man. I had mixed feelings — after all, he was in some decent science fiction films. He was in some amazing blockbusters that I loved throughout my childhood, although I watch them now, and prefer Cecil B. DeMille when he’s directing someone like Gary Cooper. A friend of mine pointed out that he had an amazing screen presence — which he did, but you know? I think John Wayne was better at that kind of presence. I’ve not seen Touch of Evil (a weak point, I know), so perhaps I haven’t seen his best performance. I did like the piece I heard on NPR that tied his performances in post-apocalyptic sf films to the whole NRA thing. Makes some sense to me. But mostly, I just think of the man’s unwavering masculinity.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. 13 April, 2008 4:22 pm

    OK, now that this has been up awhile and there’s less risk of ruining it for people…Damn you! I can’t believe I got Rick Rolled by that!

  2. 14 April, 2008 2:03 pm

    I couldn’t help it, honest! It just begged for Rick-rolling!

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