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[VIDEO] 'A Face in the Crowd': Marcia Destroys 'Lonesome' Rhodes

This scene from Elia Kazan‘s “A Face in the Crowd” shows “Lonesome” Rhodes (Andy Griffith) working on his nightly show, screaming at the technicians on breaks. 47 more words


The Demagogue Agog

A FACE IN THE CROWD is a great monster movie.

My investigations into Elia Kazan stalled slightly but I need to get them moving again because there’s still so much good stuff to see. 254 more words


How Andy Griffith And Elia Kazan Predicted Donald Trump's Rise (And Fall?) Way Back In 1957's 'A Face In The Crowd'

Every now and then there is a movie that has somehow been able to  forecast future events. One of the most famous examples was the 1979 release of  881 more words


What Is Was, Was Football By Andy Griffith

Even after more than 60 years, Andy Griffith’s “What It Was Was Football” remains the definitive football comedy classic.

Keep in mind, this was recorded almost before games were commonplace on the few TVs available – so a great bit of the country had still never seen a college or professional game. 48 more words


When a movie has it, it's a joy to watch. . .

I think by reading this blog, you can easily figure out that I love movies and especially love excellent ones.
I ran into another last night on Turner Classic Movies. 381 more words


Front Porch Life


How do you make sense out of a crazy world where if you are black and your car breaks down on the highway, the police might shoot you dead, but, at the same time, if you are orange and you cheat people out of millions of dollars with a fake university and a bogus charity, they might make you president? 171 more words