He was a movie star who played Moses and Ben-Hur, but some of his most famous roles took place on the stage of politics, writes Marc Eliot in Charlton Heston: Hollywood’s Last Icon.

In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Eliot explains what make Heston such a compelling figure on screen, picks his favorite Heston movie (it’s a surprise), and describes Heston’s friendship with Ronald Reagan.

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  1. Profile photo of David Bryan Member

    “…Last question. We’re almost out of time” Who delimits these podcasts, anyway? They are typically too short to honor the books featured. Mr. Miller’s interview tone oozes with cold, impatient uninterest, regardless of the book discussed. The opening and closing music is a strangely hectic cacophony which somehow accentuates the impatience with the subject matter. Jarring.

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    • April 18, 2017 at 10:14 pm
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  2. Profile photo of Rick Harlan Coolidge

    David Bryan (View Comment):

    The opening and closing music is a strangely hectic cacophony which somehow accentuates the impatience with the subject matter.

    I’ve always enjoyed the show, but from the first time I heard it, I thought the music was incongruous. I would expect Bach for a program called “The Bookmonger”, although certain R. Strauss might work nicely.

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    • April 19, 2017 at 3:25 pm
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