Tag: Harry Dean Stanton

Leave Your Legacy

 

Last month, we lost iconic character actor Harry Dean Stanton. A rangy Kentuckian with a prematurely craggy face, he was a fixture in American cinema for the past half century. His presence drew the viewer into his world-weary eyes, wondering about the depth behind them. All the while, he possessed an innate cool; a Hollywood version of Johnny Cash.

Reading various encomia about his passing, I came across one tidbit I can’t stop thinking about. A few years back, his similarly spooky friend David Lynch posed a question to Stanton: “How would you like to be remembered?”

Stanton’s answer: “It doesn’t matter.”

ACF#15 Twin Peaks

 

The New American Cinema Foundation movie podcast brings you an old Ricochet man, my friend James Poulos. We’re talking about Twin Peaks, once America’s favorite mystery with a hard moralistic core, now the most powerful statement on our popular culture, but also the most obviously esoteric.