Saturday, February 24, 2007

Film A Face in the Crowd (Elia Kazan, 1957)

As part of the NC Museum of Art winter film series, I saw A Face in the Crowd tonight. You can read my friend and curator "moviediva"'s notes; here is the description that she posted:

Directed by Elia Kazan. Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Lee Remick, Walter Matthau (127 min.)
Lonesone Rhodes, a country boy with the gift of gab, is discovered by an ambitious producer and catapulted into, and corrupted by, television fame. A Face in the Crowd was ahead of its time in anticipating mass media power; a cautionary tale that many 1950s reviewers viewed as both unrealistic and unpatriotic.

What an interesting and scary character that Andy Griffith plays!


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