Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Part of the reason why it still seems fresh is that both Gable and Colbert are less "actor-ish" and more natural and contemporary than other classic stars. (Joan Crawford and Lana Turner, I'm thinking of you two.) Gable, especially, is a charmer.
Part of it is the story. It's enduringly poignant to meet the right person at the wrong time.
Part of it is the timing. While this is a Recession, not a Depression, it's still good to be reminded that our countrymen are suffering.
Our moderator, Will, is very good at getting everyone to participate. I'm really glad I went.