Tuesday, June 20, 2006

The man called Hearst

Here's a feature on Gerald McRaney, who plays Hearst. A small part of me will always think of him as part of "Simon and Simon," though I never watched that show. (And for some reason, the theme to "Magnum, P.I." is in my head as I type this.)

But to me, he's pulling off quite a feat as Hearst, appearing on the surface as a decent - though unquestionably powerful - fella who has the best interests of the camp (elections, laws, schools, etc.) in mind. Yet we know he doesn't care about anything else except acquiring land and getting gold. But most of all, he has to be someone who can believably stand up to Our Man Al. And so far, he's doing it.


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