Monday, October 22, 2007

They say that Robert Mitchum was an exceedingly smart, and bright, person.

My lone exposure to him [as opposed to his characters] was his ninety-minute interview with Dick Cavett.

Mitchum was a right dick during the interview.

I don't hold it against him.

George Clooney is a movie star. He's also a good actor, and -- as executive producer -- casts himself in interesting, appropriate roles. Michael Clayton is a taut legal thriller [emphasis on "legal"] that struck me as non-fiction.

The Clayton character's recognition of descent and decay was


for me to watch.

It . . . resonated.

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