Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Donald Trump as 'Lonesome' Rhodes in 'A Face in the Crowd'

Dear Greg Williams, At least get the fuckin'  movie title right.  Best, Retiring Guy.

We've seen this election before, in classic movies.  (NPR, 10/25/2016)
The big one is A Face in the Crowd, in which Andy Griffith plays Lonesome Rhodes, a reality TV star pre-reality TV, and it goes to his head. 
"I'm not just an entertainer," he claims, "I'm an influence, a wielder of opinion, a force." 
What conjured him for me was Donald Trump's oft-repeated assertion that "People love me, and you know what, I've been very successful, everybody loves me."

Andy Griffith:A Face in the Crowd::Angela Lansbury:The Manchurian Candidate

Sadly -- and no smart-alecky stuff here -- Griffith didn't receive an Oscar nomination for his performance.

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