Mostly sketches. Occasionally a painting. Nothing political other than caricatures reinforcing the truism "Politics is Show Business for Ugly People".
Thursday, September 08, 2011
The Breaking Point (1950)
Thursday Art Group...
I find John Garfield hard to draw. But he was dang good in this film, which is a more faithful translation of Hemingway's "To Have and Have Not" than Hawk's version (this Garfield version also being Hem's personal fave of all the film adaptations of his books--but then, he might've just been playing irascible because this film got stuffed on release on account of Garfield getting smeared by HUAC.).
It was a dang good movie. Garfield captures the stress of down-n-out like nobody's business.
p.s. Upper lefthand Garfield looks suspiciously like Cap'n Scotty Buncake?