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  •  And yet its still better than the TV show on HC (3+ / 0-)
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    Lujane, Fordmandalay, ruleoflaw

    Whenever Chuck's on screen, you pay attention.
    And theres no guest appearance by Adlai Stevenson as the Devil.

    •  And Yul! He's just riveting. (2+ / 0-)
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      ruleoflaw, DrTerwilliker

      "We are not going to give up on destroying the health care system for the American people." - future President Paul Ryan.

      by Fordmandalay on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 05:23:08 PM PDT

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      •  Heston's Moses was (4+ / 0-)

        the worst. performance. ever. in a major motion picture.
        The dialogue he was given was atrocious and he couldn't breath a single puff of life into it.

        Conversely, Yul Brynner was handed a role that was also horribly written and made it sing. He utterly lost himself in Ramses. He exulted in the physicality of the role. Totally over the top, yet riveting:

        It makes me wonder how it would have turned out with Heston and Brynner switching roles. Heston as the tyrannical strongman losing his grip and Brynner as a guerilla Moses with Yvonne DeCarlo and Anne Baxter wanting to love him up.

        I started with nothing and still have most of it left. - Seasick Steve

        by ruleoflaw on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 05:57:49 PM PDT

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