Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Grown-ups on the screen …

… About Last Night | The perpetual now.

No less striking to me … is the fact that Powell and Bogart are so present to us now, even though both men were born in the nineteenth century. Such, needless to say, is the curse of the movie camera: if you become a film star, you will always be remembered as you were, not as you are. Only the very greatest screen actors (I’m thinking of Jeff Bridges in Hell or High Water) are capable of accepting the inescapable reality of their advancing age and using it fearlessly and creatively.

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