Tag Archives: Geraldine Page

An Acting Lesson: John Wayne and the “Reality of the Doing”

An old piece, re-posted for John Wayne’s birthday: In one lengthy scene in Hondo, filmed in one almost unbroken take, Wayne makes horseshoes in the little outdoor smith in the yard. Geraldine Page hovers nearby. He talks to her about … Continue reading

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For John Wayne’s Birthday: Hondo (1953) at MoMA: John Wayne in 3D

In real life John Wayne was huge, 6’3″, with broad shoulders, a lean waist, and long ambling legs. He towered over everybody. And yet, he was always graceful. His athleticism is extraordinary, his physicality smooth and controlled. So he was … Continue reading

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Supporting Actress Smackdown of 1984

I have been following Nathaniel Rogers’ wonderful Oscar smackdown series for YEARS. He was one of the first film bloggers I discovered, back in the dark ages of time, so it’s super fun that I finally get to participate in … Continue reading

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Sweet Bird of Youth: “Hello There, Chance Wayne. Somebody Said You Were Back In St. Cloud, But I Didn’t Believe Them.”

New Directions has come out with new trade paperback editions of Tennessee Williams’ Camino Real, Sweet Bird of Youth, The Night of the Iguana and The Rose Tattoo. I have received some review copies, and they are gorgeous new editions … Continue reading

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The Books: “Clothes for a Summer Hotel”(Tennessee Williams)

Next script on the shelf: Next Tennessee Williams play on the shelf is a full-length play (yes, another full-length!!) called Clothes for a Summer Hotel, included in 27 Wagons Full of Cotton And Other One-Act Plays. Produced in 1980 – … Continue reading

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