Video of the Week: “East of Eden” (1981)

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! I wanted to post something appropriate to the holiday, but wasn’t sure what would fit the bill. Then I discovered that some kind soul had finally put this up on YouTube, and the day was saved. This is part one of the three-part East of Eden television miniseries that made its debut on February 8, 1981. Timothy appears in a priceless cameo role as a circuit-riding preacher at about the 1:15:28 mark.

It’s a nice little in-joke for those of us who know that he also appeared in the 1955 film with James Dean, as a fellow about as far away from being a preacher as it’s possible to get. All of us here at the blog hope you’re having an extra-special holiday season, no matter what your affiliation. At the very least, we wish you happy times with family and friends.

Pic of the Day: “East of Eden” (1981) revisited

To wash away the sins of yesterday’s post, we turn to Brother Carey as he sermonizes against the dangers of “the devil’s holy water” in the 1981 television miniseries version of John Steinbeck‘s epic novel East of Eden, directed by Harvey Hart.

East of Eden (1981)

I need to do a side-by-side comparison of Timothy’s roles in both this version and Elia Kazan‘s 1955 film, in which he portrayed a man not nearly so holy and righteous. Repent and be saved, brothers and sisters.