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A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Director Elia Kazan’s 1957 film A Face in the Crowd is a prescient, startling and highly unsettling film dealing with the harsh truths of celebrity worship and the ways that power, particularly when wielded by celebrities can be dangerous, corrupting and wildly destructive. 454 more words

Classic Film

Exploring Mount Airy and the Blue Ridge Parkway

Many of us who grew up in the 50′s and 60′s have fond memories of watching The Andy Griffith Show. I loved watching Andy and Opie walking down the path with their fishing poles at the beginning of each of the older episodes. 365 more words

RV Parks

Andy and Cleopatra?

I’ve had a great many suppers while watching my favorite Carolinian.

I’m mighty  proud to say that I still do.

He is, by far, one sure fire way to put a smile on my face. 8 more words


Art is Art, the Pulpit is the Pulpit - Unpacked

“We need to recognize that art is art, the pulpit is the pulpit, and while the two might cross paths from time to time, they are completely different animals.” from… 719 more words

The Many Shades of Vanity

Response to “A Face in the Crowd”


In our current culture of infomania, with more media than we know what to do with, and everyone and anyone thinking they are entitled to an audience of the world, it is hard for a message to stick in our minds and make an impact. 1,395 more words


James McCormick am I the only person who heard this read in granpa Walton’s voice and andy taylor’s voice and the old guy sittin on the bench waitin on a woman in brad paisley’s video. 58 more words