Monday, August 03, 2009
They Call the Wind Maria-Harve Presnell
Should have run this when Mr. Presnell died at the end of June but was reminded of it today over at Samurai Frog's jumpin' joint (http://samuraifrog.blogspot.com/ ) when I wandered into a discussion of just how bad the movie PAINT YOUR WAGON is. Part of the problem is that Harve Presnell turns up singing this lovely rendition of this truly beautiful song whilst looking more handsome than either of the leads, non-singers Clint Eastwood and Lee Marvin, and then one is still supposed to somehow enjoy the rest of the cast's amateurish warbling for hours more! I kept saying, "Hey, I want that other guy back!" At least until they threw me out of the theater!