Thursday, December 21, 2006

FYC: William Hurt in The King

The film: A bitter pill. Shakespeare by way of Faulkner. God's people go godless.
The actor: A subtlist. There's not a showy thing about him.
The character: A preacher with a sacrilegious past.
The moment: When he confesses his transgressions to his congregation, which starts to walk out on him. "God bless you," he says to his parting sheep. "I deserve your rebuke."

4 comments:

Alanna said...

Hurt was awfully showy in A History of Violence. But he was also hilarious: "How do you f*ck that up?!?"

J.J. said...

Showy in History of Violence? On the contrary. Hurt was all slowburn. Watch it again. His mania is *implied*.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=_bwMnMPm40I

Alanna said...

Wow, we have very different interpretations. I thought he was a mobster caricature.

Arden said...

he's a genius.