This will be the Charlton Heston edition of Sentential Links, in honor of...well, Charlton Heston. Duh!
:: He parted the Red Sea. What more can you ask for?
:: Heston's was a beauty uniquely suited to epics, so striking, symmetrical and sculpted that no matter how wide you made the screen, how much period paraphernalia you hung around the set or how many good-looking extras you had milling around, he held the gaze.
:: Let's get one thing straight first: every news outlet I've seen report this story so far has one detail wrong: Charlton Heston died yesterday at the age of 83. He wasn't 84, as I keep seeing.
:: This is something NO actors have today - NONE - it is no longer the "style" of acting, and no longer in vogue. And that's fine. Things don't have to stay the same forever. But at least we could look back at one of the greats and say, "Ah. There. That is how it was done. That is how it should have been done." (This is actually two posts in one, as it contains a further tribute by Richard Dreyfuss that I'd never read before. Check it out.)
:: It's funny—a few years back, one could really surprise people by pulling out that Michel Mourlet bit about Heston being an "axiom of cinema;" now, thanks to the internet, almost everyone knows it.
:: So, goodbye, Chuck; maybe you'll meet Moses and compare notes.
:: Charlton Heston is a true hero’s, hero.
Who do we have today: Keanu Reeves?
More next week.