April 06, 2008

Chuck Heston (1924-2008)

Another great one passes on. It's wall-to-wall coverage at Libertas.

Some things you may not have known about him.

Top Ten Charlton Heston films. And I'll give number eleven: The Omega Man. Cheesy film, classic performance.

Reaction round-up from the 'net.

Lefties always try to marginalize Heston as an aging gun nut (the Alzheimer's jokes are especially irritating). But, honestly, what do you expect from people who think that George Clooney is "movie star"?



Posted by Gary at April 6, 2008 08:48 PM | TrackBack

Omega Man anticipated the Will Smith deal by several decades. Indeed only real difference is;{1) a diff WMD proximate cause;(2) takes place in NYC v LA. and; (3) better special effects in latter due to improvements(naturally) in overall
technology. One stunning scene in Omega Man almost never-to-be-replicated these days was empty aerial street scene of downtown LA--even if it was shot at 5AM Sunday. Never happen these days--traffic diversion efforts and police blockades or no--too many friends from south of the border roaming about. Plus LA these days is much more of a 24hr place. People forget that when Omega was filmed LA was a big town with a little mid-western town ethos that went to bed comparatively early and got up late except for a few selected spots.

Posted by: virgil xenophon at April 8, 2008 12:50 AM