A tour de force by titans of the silver screen: Leslie Howard, Humphrey Bogart, and Bette Davis. Mr. Howard insisted that a relatively unknown Bogart be cast for the role of iconic outlaw Duke Mantee; it became the actor’s first big breakthrough. Mantee, a Dillenger-like desperado, sets new elite standards for an obsession with people sitting down. Howard’s character, a down and out man of letters, provides the philosophical dimension. His interactions with the imposing Mantee are some of the greatest exchanges in film history.
The work of maestros, read either by Tom O’Bedlam, or the poets themselves.
Addendum: John Gielgud chimes in with some Percy B Shelley, as does Bryan Cranston, and Milton is presented on the page. As is Nerval, for that matter.
Actor Javier Bardem won a well-deserved academy award for his portrayal of the formidable/sociopathic Anton Chigurh in No Country For Old Men, a Coen Brothers film.
The featured scenes above bring existential dread to new heights.
This film by the Coen Brothers follows the travails of a bespectacled, bedeviled, embattled writer in Los Angeles, who encounters some quite interesting individuals during his journey. These scenes feature Steve Buscemi, Tony Shalhoub, Michael Lerner, John Goodman, and John Turturro.
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The two greatest running backs I have ever viewed, Earl Campbell and O.J. Simpson. Both combined speed and power with an uncanny, innate sense of how and where to maneuver. Like Larry Bird or Steph Curry in basketball, it was as if they were prescient, seeing how all and everything was developing just a shade before the other players. Or, perhaps, more than a shade.
The indomitable Arthur Brown, who possesses the most profound dance moves and world-view in the world, is also a pretty astonishing vocalist.
The great Bon Scott, one of the most charismatic, difficult-to-remove-eyes-from lead vocalists ever. Though the band prospered after his extremely untimely death, never were they the same.