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Wide White: December 2006

Friday, December 01, 2006

John Wayne said it

I've been pondering an idea to quit spending my money on movies out of Hollywood (what few pennies a year Hollywood manages to eek out of me) and spend my money on everything with Jimmy Stewart, along with films from John Wayne, Gene Kelly, Lee Marvin, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, and a number of other actors who were around pre-1970.

In reading about some of these actors, I found this quote from John Wayne. It reminded me of what I love about so many of these guys. Their personal philosophies were often brought to the screen, because at the end of the day, no matter how much you act, it's still you that's on camera.
Asked why he never wrote an autobiography: "Those who like me already know me, and those who don't like me wouldn't want to read about me anyway."
Now, if anyone is looking for ideas for Christmas (or my birthday for that matter), a DVD copy of The Great Escape (my all-time favorite movie...can't see it enough times) would be most excellent.