Hi readers. Some things are already good enough. No johnny-com-lately movie maker needs to come along with some glue-sniffing team of 21st Century Drama mamas and papas attempting to do it better.
Robert Jaws Shaw in Battle of the Bulge is one example.
James Mason as Rommel in The Desert Fox is another.
Faye Dunaway as Bonnie in Bonnie and Clyde [Bastards have already given that one a half-assed try].
Anthony Quinn in everything he was ever in.
Burt Lancaster in everything he was ever in, but especially The Rain Maker.
Stevie McQueen in everything he was ever in.
Rod Steiger in everything he was ever in.
Marlene Deitrich in Blue Angel.
Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, Amidou in Sorcerer
Michael Caine and all the others in Zulu.
Everything else they can have with my blessings.
I love how the American idea of evil Nazis is a British Accent.
Rommel, Grung, wasn’t evil. I doubt anyone ever thought he was. But everyone’s got to love somethng, I suppose, and you loving something non-existent is as fine as whatever else you love that carries minutely better potential for existing. Thanks for coming by for a read. J
The same Robert Shaw who wrote the riveting play “The Man in the Glass Booth”, about a man who created a persona and history for himself of being a Nazi war criminal out of guilt over having been a Holocaust survivor.
Would have been the perfect role for Steiger.
Hi Orphan. I wasn’t aware he was a playwright. Middling good actor is all I knew of him. Steigher couldn’t find any roles that weren’t perfect for him. Gracias, J