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Also on the plus side, Jarratt makes for a cool new kind of corn-pone villain, as amusing as he is menacing (at least before he goes totally super- psycho).
That minor bit of visual editing is about as subtle as things get here, from the strains of "Dueling Banjos" to the corn-pone narrator, who sounds like something out of those old "Wonderful World of Disney" wildlife specials.
A reading of a new play by a leading American playwright, a revue that reviews life lessons and a corn-pone comedy will open on local stages this week.
Then there are the exciting and hilarious midnight-ride rockabilly tours with Elvis (``One Tree Hill's'' Tyler Hilton), Jerry Lee Lewis (Waylon Payne), Waylon Jennings (played by his own son Shooter) and, for some reason, corn-pone comedian June all crammed in the same sedan.
Buzzey Hale (James Hindman) whose idea of seduction is to offer her a corn-pone variation on the movies' ultimate sissy, Franklin Pangborn.
Why, for instance, is there "Bonnie and Clyde" banjo strumming whenever the lights change, and what's with this corn-pone twang that crops up in some, but not all, of the perfs?
Anyway, as sick as the Fireflys' rampage gets, these charismatic, corn-pone Corleones eventually become the victims of Wydell's retributional rage.
The film boasts some tensely contentious meetings between King's Montgomery Improvement Association and the all-white City Council, though it does stack the deck a bit by portraying all whites in power as unlearned rednecks with corn-pone accents (there isn't a white who doesn't pronounce ``Negro'' as ``nigra''), while King's contingent are all well-spoken.