Friday, June 17, 2011

Lonesome Rhody Friday Random Ten

Posting today's Friday Random Ten after watching another old movie on DVD, this time A Face in the Crowd. Entertaining to say the least. In truth I think Elia Kazan and Budd Schullberg push their totalitarian allegory a little further than it wants to go, but it's fun gettng to that point. And it's a little shocking to see the raging hillbilly Brando that was Andy Griffith at the time. There must have been a time when he told Otis the Town Drunk, "Listen man, I've been drunker than you and I was still able to bed multiple groupies. Get it together!"

1. David Bowie--Boys Keep Swinging
2. Duke Ellington--Mood Indigo
3. Lambert, Hendricks & Ross--Moanin'
4. XTC--Senses Working Overtime
5. They Might Be Giants--Nothing's Gonna Change My Clothes
6. Sufjan Stevens--Movement VI--Isorhythmic Night Dance With Interchanges (From The BOE)
7. Talking Heads--The Girls Want to Be With the Girls
8. Fol Chen--Cable TV
9. The New Pornographers--The Bleeding Heart Show
10. Blossom Dearie--A Fine Spring Morning


susan said...

I'm glad you got to see it. We watched it again a couple of years ago and couldn't help but notice how close Andy Griffith's character was to the Fox media character who plays Glenn Beck. The American public can still be very easily swayed by demagogues.

Ben said...

It's funny to hear you say that. Just today I was thinking that if they'd cast Buddy Hackett instead of Andy Griffith, it would be the Glenn Beck story. There's even a parallel with him falling out of favor with The General/Fox News. But you're quite right.