The AP is reporting that Charlton Heston has died, age 84, in Beverly Hills.
Damn dirty age. And he was just making a comeback.
It’s funny how these things go; the marketing of “I Am Legend” gave Warner the excuse to re-release “The Omega Man” last year, and just weeks ago, the Weinsteins finally let “El Cid” out of their vault in the first of their super-special Samuel Bronston boxed sets.
All last week, “Planet of the Apes” was running in a special revival at the Ziegfeld in New York — and, apparently coincidentally, part of a really weird B-story on “The Big Bang Theory”.
I have nothing deep to say here; just pointing out the way the culture had been reclaiming Heston of late. I hope someone told him about it. He’d have made a face and said something derogatory about hippies, but that was just his way.