Sunday, April 6, 2008
Charlton Heston died. I was no fan of his politics, but the phrase "epic actor" is certainly appropriate. Maybe I'm just getting old, but it's hard to picture any of today's "movie stars" being able to carry a long, sweeping motion picture the way he and others of his time did, and also have the ability to lift a so-so movie above it's anticipated level. He caught a lot of flak for Planet of the Apes, but does anyone think that concept would have had the shelf life it did without him to give it what little gravitas it had?