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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Blood Simple Q&A - M Emmet Walsh

On January 21, 2011 the Silent Movie Theatre (Cinefamily) held a discussion and Q&A with actor M Emmet Walsh. They showed clips from many of his television and movie roles and finished the night with a screening of the Coen brothers first film, Blood Simple.

M Emmet Walsh hasn't been in any horror movies per say, but he's been in a ton of movies that should be of interest to horror fans. Those unfamiliar with Walsh's name, here's a small write-up about him from the Silent Movie Theatre's website:

M. Emmet Walsh is the meaty comfort food of character actors, satisfying us in over 200 movie and television roles like a good slab of Texas steak -- peppery, salty, and deliciously unctuous to the extreme. Just casting him seems like such an act of good taste -- he’s played memorably oily, iconic parts in great films like Blade Runner, Straight Time, The Jerk, and of course, Blood Simple. His scheming squint, his blinking analytical stare, his smarmy grin, and quirky sense of humor are just a few of the traits that he can lend at will to improve any film. We’re amazed he has time to talk with us, what with the incredible streak of quality work he’s been up to these past decades, and we hope he schools us with just a squibble of his irasacble wit.

Unfortunately, the quality of my recording sucks really bad. I promise future Q&As will be slightly better.

For those only interested in Blood Simple, skip down to parts 3 and 4.

Crazy fans trying to get every single M Emmet Walsh Laser Disc/DVD signed.

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