Tuesday, December 04, 2007
The Welshman Speaks
Next up in our parade of favorite people and their favorite movies we are happy to present Jon Langford, artist, raconteur, and Mekon. Langford reports, "My favorite movie is Moby Dick starring Gregory Peck [and directed by John Huston - ed.]. Ray Bradbury did the screenplay and when you go back to the book to find all the really cool lines in the film you realize Ray wrote them... Also it was filmed in this little town called Youghal in Ireland in 1954 and when the Mekons visited there 40 years later it was the first thing that had happened since the Pequod left..." EDITOR'S NOTE: You can find musical references to the filming of MOBY DICK on Langford's solo album SKULL ORCHARD.