In Dr. Zhivago when Omar Sharif (as Dr. Zhivago) is staring at the ice covered window in the very cold summer villa (where he is in seclusion with Julie Christie and their child) in the dead of winter and then there is a transition of time when the window thaws and turns into a field of colorful flowers--one of the most momentious moments I have had in a movie.
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In my opinion, Tracy is probably the greatest American actor.
About twenty years ago, I was at the Universal City office towers. Upon entering the elevator, I noticed the other passenger was George C. Scott. To break the silence of the long ride up I turned to him and said that I thought he was the second best actor of all time. He raised an eyebrow and with a question in his voice said, “Second best?” I replied that he was second only to Spencer Tracy. He laughed aloud. As the elevator doors opened and he exited, he made a very theatrical bow and said, “I bow to my Tracy.” Then I laughed aloud.
John King Tarpinian You know what you are, Mr. Bradbury? ... You are a poet! -- Aldous Huxley
Posts: 2745 | Location: Glendale, California | Registered: 11 June 2006
If a Dandelion Wine movie could be done with some of the feeling and care with which Mockingbird was produced, it would be a truly wonderful gift to Mr. Bradbury. I have just finished teaching both books and am always amazed at the parallels that can be realized in the two works.
Though DW pre-dates TKAM, the settings are close time-wise ('28, '33), two young main sibling characters exploring their summer(s), small town American & Depression Era are recounted, the lessons of coming of age unfold, the evils - imagined and real - lurk at night, the joys and losses of life and death hit close to the heart, loving families talk and struggle, imagery and metaphors of each author's childhood abound on every page. All of this takes the reader back to a more innocent time...
One that, maybe, few still remember - and so few will even understand in the very near future.
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