Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The late Andy Griffith (1926-2012) in "A Face in the Crowd," 1957
By Eric Randall, The Atlantic, July 3, 2012
"Griffith is better remembered, of course, for his turn as Sherriff Andy Taylor, and that too, is a reason people revisit Kazan's film: It's a look at Griffith, in his first film performance, turning in a totally different kind of role from the ones he was later known for. And while Griffith put in an amazing, layered performance as Rhodes, it's the prescience of A Face in the Crowd that's got media-watchers taking about the film today."