Thursday, December 25, 2008

Harold Pinter 1930-2008--A Very Unflattering Portrait of America

...but as the sun sets on the Bush regime, it's one of the clearest images ever painted. This clip is 45 minutes, but certainly worth it. This was his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize for Literature, which he received in 2005.


SnarkAngel said...

A truly great playwright and a man of many and broad achievements ... he will be sorely missed.

Gunga Dean said...

I think a moment of "silence" is extremely appropriate as he employed loaded silences that spoke volumes in all of his works.

val said...

Just the day before he died, I heard a programme which said how one of the greatest British radio and TV comedians of the 1950s and 1960s, Tony Hancock, was bowled over by the discovery, through Pinter, that he could leave pauses in his delivery. He used it to amazing effect.