Henry Fonda had a bad day yesterday.
Let’s rewind to the Henry Fonda of the silver screen, the supremely gifted actor who frequently exemplified what was noble and virtuous in the American character.
Here are my two favorite scenes from My Darling Clementine, 1946. Fonda, as Wyatt Earp, is the new marshall in Tombstone. As he and his brothers struggle to bring law and order to the frontier, a woman named Clementine, played by the lovely Cathy Downs, comes to town.
Remember, every great movie is, at its core, a love story.
Notice how director John Ford, shooting in his beloved Monument Valley, fuses majesty and intimacy within the same frame.
Note: If any of my readers have been trying to reach me via my gmail account you might be running into problems. It seems that my account has been hijacked and is, I think, being used as a relay for, er, Viagra spam. I have not been able to send any gmail all morning, in spite of changing my password.
I have no idea what’s going on, and so I apologize for the gremlins if you have received spam from me.
If any of my readers can offer advice, I’d greatly appreciate it.
Karen and I wish all our friends and relatives a lovely and peaceful Shabbat.