Thursday, September 4, 2008

Loaded Up and Chewin'

In what may or may not be a tribute to the late Jerry Reed, one of the Encore channels is airing the original Smokey and the Bandit, featuring Sally Field's first bid for Oscar after her televised triumph in Sybil. I think the key to Burt Reynolds' appeal was the fact that he was always chewing gum: It gave him an air of casual disdain that is most likable.

Movies stars don't really chew gum anymore. They ought to give it a shot.

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