Thursday, August 31, 2006

Farewell Glenn Ford

blackboard jungle
Originally uploaded by rhettrospective.
The man who appeared in literally every film in the 1950's , and graced our movie screen in 109 films in 54 years has died.

Glenn Ford , the epitome of 'strong thoughtful protagonists' was 90 years old when he passed away on August 30 2006.

His most powerful performance, was in 'Blackboard Jungle', portraying teacher Richard Dadier and his attempts to inspire rebellous teenagers to embrace life.

His breakout film was 'Gilda' opposite Rita Hayworth, and most cinema goers will remember him as Superman's father, in the Christopher Reeve driven 'Superman' film.
For me, Glenn Ford seemed to epitomise cinema acting in the 1950's. His characters were strong inside, his performance always powerful, and his delivery and presence on screen, unmatchable.


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