So, on re-watching the Hell on Wheels episode Bleeding Kansas, I was struck by how damn good Anson Mount is. I rarely mention it, perhaps because my recaps are more involved in what’s going on with the show and characters, and I don’t talk about acting much at all. But Mount is worth mentioning because he is conveying so much with such sparse elegance. It’s like he’s saying to the writers, Don’t worry about dialogue, I can say all that by smiling just a little and shifting my weight. He’s gifted at using face and body language subtly, yet conveying a great deal.
On that note, I thought I’d re-link to a movie review I wrote two years ago. Tully was made in 2000, and shows Mount’s gifts as a young man. Julianne Nicholson, unknown to me when I wrote the review, co-stars. We’ve recently posted a good deal about her role on Masters of Sex.