A Face In The Crowd is a film from 1957 about fame, populism, and the media. If the insights ring a bit trite these days, they ring no less true. The star is a familiar face with a distinctly unfamiliar personality.
It take about five seconds -- if that -- for Andy Griffith to drive all thoughts of amiable Sheriff Taylor out of the room, probably with a black eye. I was impressed with cast, story and sets. Technique is interesting, halfway between earlier Hollywood conventions and modern realism. Well lit, well shot and well staged.
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