Friday, February 25, 2011
A Brit a Day [#368]
I'm listening to the unabridged audiobook of Robert Penn Warren's 'All the King's Men,' read by Michael Emerson, in my car. The novel is 6% narrative and 94% description, so Emerson has his work cut out for him. In the Mind's-Eye production, however, Eddie Argos has to be cast as my Willie Stark. It sounds like I'm afflicted with some kind of cultural aphasia, but this is absolutely perfect casting. Eddie's ability to charm a crowd into the palm of his hand, and that demure tip of the head behind a curtain of unruly dark brown hair, completely seal the deal.