Before Andy Griffith became one of the biggest television stars of the 1960s, he played the lead role in Elia Kazan’s “A Face in the Crowd,” a flick that shows off his range, and then some. It’s nothing like his later roles — as a drunken drifter who gains significant political and cultural influence due to his singing, it has a lot of parallels to today’s insta-famous pop culture. If you’re in the mood for critical reassessment, here’s a good spot to start. *sigh* You’ll be missed, Andy.
July 3, 2012 // 10:36 // 2 years ago