I was pleased to see Mr. Shearer's tribute to Henry Gibson. I especially loved Mr. Gibson's portrayal of Haven Hamilton, the pompous, flashy country star in "Nashville", a film that is among my personal top-five, all-time favorites. Henry Gibson was not fodder for the celebrity machine, and was sometimes overlooked and underrated. I appreciate Mr. Shearer's reminder to us of Gibson's calm and wisdom in an entertainment industry that increasingly rewards egotism and hurtfulness. I hope that by his passing, a new audience will discover "Nashville", which, to me, is his finest gift and legacy to movie lovers.I have neglected to post reviews of my favorite films, as promised......and I will correct that oversight this weekend. So: COMING SOON: "Nashville"
(Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/harry-shearer/henry-gibson_b_290742.html)
Friday, September 18, 2009
Movie Love: Henry Gibson
I just read Harry Shearer's small gem of a tribute to the late actor Henry Gibson on the Huffington Post, and I was compelled to comment: