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Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 07/03/2012

RIP Andy Griffith, movie star

It’s sad to see Andy Griffith go, at age 86. Although he’s best known as a television star, I urge you to consider his feature-film debut in Elia Kazan’s 1957 film, “A Face in the Crowd,” in which Griffith took the subversive risk of exploiting his folksy, good-natured persona to play a common man who becomes an early-media demagogue. (Any resemblance to present-day populist celebrities is purely prescient and on-point.)

Here’s a clip. RIP, Andy, and thanks for the good hard work:


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