Friday, January 29, 2010

honest as the day is long

another opportunity to post my admiration of actor walter huston. papa of director john, walter 's performances ring very true. he appears to be free of vanity and the man can play business men with dreams and scrappers skirting the edges of the civilized norm with equal accomplishment.
in 1930 the silent filmmaker d.w. griffith made a bio pic on abraham lincoln. starring walter, it was one of only two talkies made by the legendary director. even if they got some of the facts wrong, i have no doubt that huston spoke the inaccuracies with truth in his heart!

"Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it." -abe lincoln.

gotta see this.

photos: the astounding lincoln memorial (visited by 'keppi' who was much moved)/walter as the beloved president

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