The Hollywood Collection - Charlton Heston: For All Seasons
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(Apr 08, 2008)
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...For All Seasons does provide a brisk, if hardly thorough, overview of Heston's life and career in just over 45 minutes. Through interviews with co-stars like Peck and Carroll Baker, as well as Heston's own wife and daughter and assorted commentators, Feldman and Winter run through Heston's life from his childhood in rural Michigan to his late-life projects and activism. Heston himself is interviewed and provides only occasional commentary on his films and philosophies, proving himself to be as amicable and warm a speaker as one would expect from the man who was Moses.
For All Seasons is made for casual viewing on cable on a Sunday afternoon; this is a fine introduction for casual fans or those intrigued by Heston's life in the wake of his passing, but anyone expecting anything more in-depth will have to look elsewhere. --DVDVerdict.com
This documentary video, part of The Hollywood Collection, features the life and work of actor and political conservative Charlton Heston. After growing up in a rural part of Michigan, Heston migrated to the urban landscape of Chicago to attend a high school for the dramatic arts. He attended Northwestern University, where his talent and passion for acting increased with his participation in school theater productions. Then he moved onto the Broadway stage and eventually to the movie soundstages in Hollywood. Heston, known best for his epic film roles as such biblical characters as Moses in Cecil B. De Mille's The Ten Commandments and as the title character in William Wyler's Oscar-winning production of Ben-Hur, speaks openly in this video about his career, family, and his politics. This video also shows movie footage, including a rare 1942 student film of a young Heston. There are also interviews with family, co-workers, and friends, including Gregory Peck. --All Movie Guide
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Although rather short, this is a fine disc in which to savor Heston's greatest and most unforgettable moments on the screen. All the classics are included here as well as the actor's personal favorite, Tom Gries' "Will Penny," (1968). For fans of the actor, or if you wish to learn more about Hollywood's "greatest generation," this DVD is a celebration of an actor who gave the Hollywood epic stature, fire, and guts.
It's a bit short and could include some examples of his own interviews as well as words from his son Fray Heston.
In other words, more of the same would be great.
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