Tuesday, September 16, 2008

"Is this the Promised End?" . . . or just that clip of Patrick Stewart you promised?

King of Texas. Dir. Uli Edel. Perf. Patrick Stewart and Marcia Gay Harden. 2002. DVD. Turner Home Entertainment, 2002.

I did say I would try to find a clip from King of Texas, the Lear derivative with Patrick Stewart. With the help of some very able librarians, I tracked down a copy. In the scene below, Lear divides the ranch.

Links: The Film at IMDB.

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