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Cheap_Trick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:04 PM
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Why does KO call Glenn Beck "Lonesome Roads"?
What is that a reference to?
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:04 PM
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1. A Movie: "A Face in the Crowd"
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 01:12 PM by Gidney N Cloyd
Walter Matthau's monologue at the end pretty much sums up the appropriateness of the comparison.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:45 PM
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20. oops, please delete
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 03:46 PM by Bozita
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TheCentepedeShoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:45 PM
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26. I'll take Face in the Crowd
for 1000, Alex
Alex: It's the first thing you notice in the jailhouse scene at the beginning of the movie


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LeftinOH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:05 PM
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2. Go see the film "A Face in the Crowd" (1957) with Andy Griffith -his best work ever
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 01:11 PM by LeftinOH
-and nothing like Sheriff Andy of Mayberry.
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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:42 PM
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14. Almost 20 years before "Network"
Yet it deals with the same themes in a realistic, VERY scary way.

Andy Griffith deserved an Academy Award nomination, if not the award, for that role. He is absolutely phenomenal and as far removed from Sheriff Andy as you can get.

I highly recommend it to anyone who hasn't seen it. Rent it. You will NOT be disappointed.
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DefenseLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:05 PM
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3. It's a movie character
From "A Face in the Crowd", starring Andy Griffith. Really good movie.
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:06 PM
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4. Lonesome' Rhodes'
very good movie, Face in the Crowd, with Andy Griffith, Pat ONeal and Walter Matthau. really damned good movie.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:06 PM
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5. Years ago Andy Griffith played the role (I believe an award winner for
Andy)of Lonesome Rhodes in a film called "A Face In The Crowd." Pretty sure that's the name. Anyway, Andy's character was a hateful POS who was on top of the world for a while, and then it crumbled and ole Lonesome fell, fell, fell. I'm thinking ole Glen very possibly could go the same way. Lonesome ended up alone, mental, etc.
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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:57 PM
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15. Andy wasn't even nominated that year
Alec Guinness won for "Bridge On the River Kwai", which admittedly was another great performance, but Andy had less experience and, in my opinion, he played a much more complex role.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:01 PM
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16. I guess I'm thinking he was nominated then, but I agree Andy's was
by far more complex. Hollywood is very political also...
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:06 PM
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6. A FACE IN THE CROWD
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Cheap_Trick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:07 PM
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7. Thank you one and all.
Knew I could count on you guys to inform me.
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:08 PM
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8. heres a bit more
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Lost Jaguar Donating Member (193 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:09 PM
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9. A rare film...
...that allows Andy Griffith to show a "dark side." He's especially creepy because of his folksy persona. But to compare Beck to this character is unfair to the film. Even though the character is revealed as villainous, it taints the film to associate it with Mr. Beck.

Perhaps Father Coughlin, the 30's "radio priest," is a better analogy.
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:58 PM
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23. I agree.
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nickyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:09 PM
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10. It's playing on TCM this Sunday at 6:30pm -
Not to be missed!!
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:14 PM
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12. Why is it the 'not to be missed' shows are aired at times I have to miss? nt
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bain_sidhe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:22 PM
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13. Netflix has it, if you're a subscriber
We watched it a couple of weekends ago, and found Keith's charaterization to be dead-on.
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BuelahWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:48 PM
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21. The DVD has a great documentary on it too
Featuring interviews with Andy, Patricia Neal and Budd Schulberg (the writer).
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MagickMuffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:09 PM
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24. I checked my schedule guide and it has it starting @ 4:30 CDST
I have it highlighted so I won't forget since it has been a while since I've seen it. Thanks for the heads up :hi:




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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:08 PM
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25. Yes. I just set the DVR. It's listed as 5:30pm EDT
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 05:08 PM by Bozita
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:10 PM
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11. Couple of clips from A Face In The Crowd should explain the metaphor.
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:04 PM
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17. Wikipedia has a good article on the film & Lonesome Rhodes character
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gauguin57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:34 PM
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18. Lonesome Rhodes' character has a "didn't know the mic was live" moment in the film.
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 03:35 PM by gauguin57
This comparison was also applied to George W. Bush, who called Adam Clymer a "major-league asshole" when he didn't know his mic was live.

Andy Griffith was genius in "A Face in the Crowd." A fabulous portrayal of a complete huckster who attracts undiscerning followers via his folksy TV show.
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:39 PM
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19. I Smell Re-Make
Thinking of George Clooney in the title role.
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Liberal_Dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:49 PM
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22. I'm Surprised That It Hasn't Been Remade Already
nt
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