Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
Singer Floyd Burney, the "Rock-a-Billy-Kid", goes deep into the back woods hoping to find his next hit record. He no sooner arrives than he hears a beautiful singing voice which draws him deeper into the woods. He eventually meets Mary Rachel who tells him the song he heard belonged to someone and that she's forbidden to tell anyone about it. When she finally reveals it to him, Floyd learns that his future is preordained. Written by
When Floyd takes off from the shack with all the instruments in it because he hears Mary Rachel's tune, the straps for the guitar and the tape recorder continuously switch positions as he runs through the woods. Sometimes the guitar strap is over the recorder strap, and other times the recorder strap is on top. See more »
Mr. Floyd Burney, a gentleman songster in search of song, is about to answer the age-old question of whether a man can be in two places at the same time. As far as his folk song is concerned, we can assure Mr. Burney he'll find everything he's looking for, although the lyrics may not be all to his liking. But that's sometimes the case - when the words and music are recorded in the Twilight Zone.
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Come wander with Me
Words and music by Jeff Alexander
Composed expressly for this episode of Twilight Zone. See more »
Gary Crosby stars as Floyd Burney, the "Rock-A-Billy Kid", a traveling singer-songwriter who also likes to buy unknown songs for his profit. This takes him to some rural backwoods, where he hears a haunting ballad sung by Mary Rachel(played by Bonnie Beecher) who falls in love with him, but is powerless to change his preordained fate, as it seems Floyd is destined to live the song he wants to buy... Last produced episode of the series(though two more would air after it) is a misfire; though it does have a spooky aura about it, it also has little point or interest. Crosby's performance is sincere but coarse.
Still should have been aired last however...
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