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Alan Kitty <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 30 Nov 2012 16:56:58 -0500
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Frederick March was the last to try Twain in the 1944 biopic "Adventures of Mark Twain." To put it in perspective, there are a number of actors who could pull it off; but it would the right script, director and budget. 

On Nov 30, 2012, at 4:32 PM, Harold Bush wrote:

> speaking of the Lincoln Of Our Lit.:
> I was seriously blown away by the look and feel, and portrayal of Lincoln
> by Daniel Day Lewis.  it was just short of uncanny.  I am not sure if an
> American icon has ever been portrayed as effectively/ acted out so
> convincingly -- simply, just "looked" like the person, or at least how I'd
> imagine him.  WOW.  just give him the Oscar right now, it was awesome...
> I'd be interested if anyone had the same feelings.  I think the bar has
> been set so high with this performance, I cannot see even trying to get
> someone to act Mark Twain in a film of such magnitude.  Thoughts??
> -hb
> -- 
> Harold K. Bush, Ph.D
> Professor of English
> Saint Louis University
> St. Louis, MO  63108
> 314-977-3616 (w); 314-771-6795 (h)
> <>

Alan Kitty
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