Novels and Stories: The Call of the Wild / White Fang / The Sea-Wolf / Klondike and Other Stories by Jack LondonThis Library of America volume of Jack London’s best-known work is filled with thrilling action, an intuitive feeling for animal life, and a sense of justice that often works itself out through violence. London enjoyed phenomenal popularity in his own time (which included the depressions of the 1890s and the beginnings of World War One), and he remains one of the most widely read of all American writers.
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Both had exuberant personalities to be subdued in the cause of their craft, to which they were dedicated despite a reputation for roistering - which in Scott's case was coupled with a refusal to suffer fools gladly; both had to settle for an indifferent box-office following, but with a massive regard from reviewers and their peers, in a category uneasily slotted between star, leading man and character actor. It isn't a new category: it once suited Walter Huston, the finest actor of his generation, because despite his looks and bearing he was over-age by Hollywood standards. Scott came along when looks and age mattered less, but when he played Mr Rochester to Susannah York's Jane Eyre in he lacked both the glowering handsomeness and sexual tension - that wasn't in his armoury - which Orson Welles brought to the role; but the magnetism which Jane described was vividly present. Scott brought an excitement with him when he first appeared in films in the late Fifties and early Sixties - as the suave, arrogant attorney in Anatomy of a Murder , as the razor-sharp speculator in The Hustler , as the placid yet irascible Scotland Yard man in The List of Adrian Messenger , above all as the obtuse, self-satisfied Pentagon general, Buck Turgidson, in Stanley Kubrick's Dr Strangelove There was an intensity, a sense of energy being held in Jose Ferrer, directing him on stage, noted "a concentrated fury, a sense of inner rage" : he could pause, dull-eyed till ready, when the rasp of a voice could give vent to ironic whisper or demonic shout.
George Campbell Scott October 18, — September 22, was an American stage and film actor, director and producer. He was best known for his stage work, as well as his portrayal of General George S. He was the first actor to refuse the Academy Award for Best Actor for Patton in , having warned the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences months in advance that he would do so on philosophical grounds if he won. Scott believed that every dramatic performance was unique and could not be compared to others. Scott's original ambition was to be a writer like his favorite author, F.
George C. He was A brilliant actor but reluctant star who refused to accept the Oscar in for his portrayal of the larger-than-life Gen. George S. Patton Jr. Emergency medical personnel were summoned, and they pronounced him dead at p. An autopsy performed Thursday showed that he died of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.
George C. Scott is dead at He was a powerful screen and stage presence whose enormous range was illustrated by his two famous military roles: Gen. Buck Turgidson in " Dr. Strangelove " and Gen. Patton in " Patton. Scott won an Academy Award as best actor for " Patton ," but refused it, saying the Oscars were a "meat market--barbaric and innately corrupt.