Friday, November 19, 2010
For "Flannery O'Connor Nite" at the Movies
Check out this cast: Brad Dourif plays "our hero" Hazel Motes, Harry Dean Stanton(!) plays the "blind" preacher Asa Hawks, Ned Beatty(!) plays Hazel's would-be partner Hoover Shoates, and Dan Shor plays the would-be sidekick Enoch Emory.
Amy Wright plays the role of Asa Hawks wacky daughter Sabbath with William Hickey(!) as Hoover Shoates' stand-in replacement for Hazel. And what would a John Huston film be like without John himself putting in an appearance too? I don't remember a character named "Grandfather" but with John's looks and voice(!) I'm sure it will all work out well.
Here is a couple of clips to give you a taste.
Hazel and Enoch have it out with Asa and Sabbath.
Hazel buys a car (inflation kicks in and $40 morphs into $225 in 1979 dollars).
My public library even has the DVD available! So while everyone else is heading to see Harry Potter tonight, for me that can wait until Thanksgiving weekend. Remind me to call home and make sure we have some popcorn.