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Randy Riddle <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 5 Oct 1994 15:26:05 -0400
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On Wed, 5 Oct 1994, Donald Larsson wrote:
> 3) Webb also fits into a kind of subculture of "sensitive macho" types that
> revolves around a particular integrity on the part of the character being
> played while also demonstrating that he is not simply a boorish Mickey
> Spillane type through his respect for women and his appreciation of certain
> kinds of art and music.  Jazz (note PETE KELLY'S BLUES) seems to be an
> especial touchstone to this type--Clint Eastwood is just a more sophisticated
> (ok, and talented) version of the same.
> --Don Larsson, Mankato State U., MN
Webb released an LP that featured him reciting "sensitive" guy kind of
monologues about lost love.  Fits perfectly with his TV image (the cover
has him in one of those sweaters he would wear when you got to see him at
home in color version of "Dragnet").
Randy A. Riddle
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