One of the great unsung works of TV genius
gar_hodge from United Kingdom
30 July 2013
Stories by the great Damon Runyon told with complete authenticity by
the excellent Mike McShane. I have always loved these stories but now
when I read them I only hear McShanes voice. The cadence, the beat,
that strange sentence structure, it's all brought to life by him.
The extra conceit of having a small story taking place around him as he
tells the story to the camera, is beautifully done too. None more so
than in the story "Neat Strip" which takes place in a lift.
How are these stories not available to buy? If you are intrigued a
trawl through Youtube will reveal at least some of these.
SO far I have found Neat Strip, The Old Dolls House, Johnny One Eye and
Dancing Dans Christmas.
I hope this becomes a more popular piece of work. As Damon Runyon
himself said "You can keep the things of bronze and stone and give me
one man to remember me just once a year".
This deserves to be remembered.
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