Just finished listening to “Travis Bickle on the Riviera” from “The Factual Opinion” 2015.01.26 (link below). It was largely about Steven Spielberg and was really well done. As this blog is about one person and one person only…Beatrice Howard…and secondarily her family and friends, looking at Spielberg becomes an exercise in both exploration of another genius and excruciating pain. We found Spielberg earlier as Jay North, Dennis the Menace, and Ron Howard in the show with him as his friend Stewart. Spielberg and Howard have made many films together that you would not know such as Jaws with Spielberg directing and Ron as Roy Scheider, yet you can’t help get the feeling that Ron in some way was and continues to be tormented by Spielberg. It may be such that he was tormented as a child by Spielberg or Spielberg may have been his “handler” at one time. I have touched on some of this earlier and do not want to belabor this and I need more information. It may just be professionally that Spielberg took and or ran with opportunities that Ron would have preferred. Again, more info is needed.
I enjoyed this podcast and because of my ADD it is actually the first podcast I’ve ever listened to, oops actually my second, and hope to get to listen to a few more of them. We’ll see where my entrée into another aspect of Ron’s life leads. Like many of the people in my blog the man showed up one day on “my doorstep” and it’s not the sort of thing one can ignore.
Stunned and a bit befuddled I move forward with this, sneaking away from some of my usual duties, simultaneously working with and avoiding the authorities who pursue me and neglecting personal grooming and hygiene. Good morning all!