As an audience, we are conditioned to expect that speakers in a political environment will deliver a political speech. We expect a certain pitch, a certain cadence. We expect a certain focus. We expect them to be cheerleaders for the main event and to deliver a speech to the base.
Clint did not do what was expected. He did what he wanted to do. He acted. The result was brilliant. Clint Eastwood went out on stage and played a role. Nobody in the incredibly intelligent and sophisticated media "got" it - an actor, acting. But Mark Steyn did.
Like William F. Gavin, I hugely enjoyed Clint Eastwood’s turn last night, but I’m not sure I agree that it was “unintentionally hilarious” and that “he forgot his lines, lost his way.” Clint is a brilliant actor, and a superb director of other actors (and I don’t just mean a quarter-century ago: In the last five years, he’s directed eight films). He’s also, as Mr. Gavin observed, a terrific jazz improviser at the piano — and, in film and music documentaries, an extremely articulate interviewee. So I wouldn’t assume that the general tenor of his performance wasn’t exactly as he intended. The hair was a clue: No Hollywood icon goes out on stage like that unless he means to.
|Clint playing the part of the "Everyman". The American voter.|
Clint went out on stage and, playing a part, MOCKED our president. He could not, as himself, have done that without appearing petty and impolite. He is not a commentator or a stand up comedian. He is an ACTOR. So he chose to play the part of a wise, frustrated voter speaking to the average American in a manner that was natural and unaffected.
That's the real beauty of great acting - the affectation of acting appears completely natural and unaffected.
And NOBODY got that. (Okay, nobody in the media or on the left got that.)
Clint acted so brilliantly that everyone thought it was real. That he truly was some crazy old man up there on stage who had lost his way and was awkwardly trying to think of what to say while talking to an empty chair.
|"Go f*&k yourself."|
Liberals are so stupid. They NEVER get when you're making fun of them. Never.