“Respect My Craft” – Scott Wilson

In this consumer-based industry, it can be easy to forget the years of hard work that the people in the business put in. Behind every panel, it takes a skilled writer, artist, inker and colorist to make the product complete. Behind each scene goes hours of preparation. Hush Comics’ “Respect My Craft” articles will dive into the history of these comic book and pop culture greats that will hopefully give a new perspective on how the men and women behind the pen (or stylus) contribute to the collective awesome-ness of the nerd world, or at least give you a reason to invest in their work.


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Name: Scott Wilson

Profession: Actor

Notable WorkThe Walking DeadCSI, The Great Gatsby (1974), In Cold Blood, The X-Files, The Last Samurai

“I didn’t expect to live forever. I will remain a fan of the show even when I’m no longer on it. And [Glen Mazzara] said…it’ll either be episode 11 or 12. Eleven comes, I’m alive. Twelve comes, I’m alive. Thirteen comes, I’m alive. So he says look at you, you’re still alive. I said, ‘Yeah. I’m talking to my savior!’” – Scott Wilson

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Chances are the majority of Scott Wilson fans going to see him at DCC this year came to love him as Hershel Greene on The Walking Dead. There was something so warm and familiar about the character that viewers came to love him just as much as the fictional characters he shared the screen with. While that may be the character with the biggest impact he’s played in recent history, Scott Wilson has been captivating audiences since 1967.

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Scott Wilson was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1942 and he spent his whole life there unit he hitchhiked out to LA one day on a whim. Wilson was supposed to attend Georgia Southern University and study architecture, but instead met up with some friends in LA and literally drunkenly stumbled into acting. He fell in love with acting and then dedicated five years of his life to studying and perfecting his craft. In 1967, Scott Wilson appeared opposite Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger in The Heat of the Night. That same year, he wowed and terrified audiences as Richard Hickok in In Cold Blood. After that, he continued to grab major roles in many films, including The Great Gatsby, for which he earned great critical acclaim, and The Ninth Configuration, which he received a Golden Globe Nomination for. Along with a thriving movie career, Wilson also made several notable appearances on popular TV shows like The Twilight Zone and The X-Files.

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There is a noticeable somberness and subtlety to Scott Wilson and all the character’s he plays. He stole the hearts of TWD fans everywhere and even though comic readers knew he had to die, they were still not prepared for his departure. He was the moral compass, and one of the few characters that never let the world he lived in diminish his ability to live, love and forgive. So much more of the love that Hershel encompassed came from the man that Scott Wilson is. He’s been described as wise and extremely kind hearted while also being very serious and thoughtful about every move his character makes – not to mention he’s been married to the same woman for nearly forty years, which is a true statement of genuine character in the Hollywood world.

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Scott Wilson’s range is all over the map and he nails every aspect of every character he plays. He can play a horrifying cold-blooded killer as well as a loving and wise father with both performances entrancing his audiences. Wilson has worked steadily in Hollywood since the late sixties, always taking roles that excited him and he respected. He never really became a household name, but he acted for all the right reasons. He finds passion in his work and he loves to investigate and learn the characters he brings to life on the screen. He is one of Hollywood’s great characters actors, which may be the best class to be among.

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Wookies vs Tribbles: Best Movies of 2013 pt. 2

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The Great Gatsby Soundtrack Review

Have you listened to the music from the new The Great Gatsby reboot?  Why the heck not?!  It’s amazing.  My go-to station on Pandora is the Lana Del Rey station. The eclectic mix on there keeps it fresh.  So when I popped in the Gatsby CD, it was like listening to my favorite music already.  Artists ranging from, of course, Lana Del Rey (whose track “Young and Beautiful” is the main theme song of the movie, and of Gatsby and Daisy), Florence and the Machine, The Xx, Gotye, Jack White, Beyonce, Andre 3000,Fergie and Jay-Z.  And those are just the big names.  The album starts with Jay-Z.  Considering he is the Executive Producer of both the soundtrack and the film, I’m ok with it.  Honestly though, the only redeeming factor about the song is the sampling of quotes taken from the movie.

The rest of the soundtrack is a mix of upbeat, flashy old-timey music that has been updated, but not overly so, for the dub-step era and  somber slow songs that make one feel the weight of the world.

Beyonce and Andre 3000 cover Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” in a way that let’s me know they appreciate Amy.  Nothing will be as good as the original, but I have never heard Beyonce’s voice sound so silky and sexy.  Fergie’s “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” is sure to make anyone dance.  It has the rhythm of the 20’s with hints of modern beats to make old and young feel good about life.  Lana Del Rey’s “Young and Beautiful” has the same effect on me as most of her songs do, like a sweet sadness has enveloped me, but that it will all be okay.  Basically like being a teenager on the verge of adulthood.  Jack White’s “Love is Blindness” is so wrought with anger that you can’t help but feel Gatsby’s anger at his luckless situation with Daisy throughout the entire film.

The best song on the soundtrack is “Where the Wind Blows” by Coco O.  I have never heard of Coco O. before, but believe me, I am glad I have now.  This song brings out my inner hippie.  It makes me want to dance barefoot in the morning dew. The song is just so dang happy-go-lucky, that you can’t help but sing along to it, and really for me, that is amazing music.

Below are some YouTube links for some the awesome songs.  I won’t go through all the songs as that would be boring.  Who wants to read about them when you can listen?!  Go buy the CD, if you are “old-school” like me, OR go download it on iTunes!

Lana Del Rey’s “Young and Beautiful”

Bryan Ferry’s “Love is the Drug”

Florence and the Machine’s “Over the Love”

Coco O.’s “Where the Wind Blows”

The Xx’s “Together”

Gotye’s “Heart’s a Mess”

Jack White’s “Love is Blindness”

Sia’s “Kill and Run”

written by Adrian Puryear

The Great Gatsby Review


Genre – Drama

Director (Book Author) – Baz Lurhmann (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

Cast – Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton

Alluring element – A shiny looking movie based on an American classic/10th grade homework assignment

Check It Out If You Liked – Anything else directed by Baz Lurhmann (Australia, Romeo & Juliet, Moulin Rouge)

SCORECARD (Each category graded on a 10-point scale):
  • Plot – 7
  • Acting – 9
  • Effects/Environment – 10
  • Overall awesomeness – 8
  • Creativity – 7
  • Logical consistency – 8
  • Soundtrack/Music – 10
  • Representation of Genre – 8
  •  Captivity – 8
  • Cinematography – 9


Full disclosure folks – The Great Gatsby is a boring book.  Just an opinion, so feel free to disagree with me!  Before going to see the motion picture Gatsby, I did my homework and read the book.  A lot of us probably had to do a book report on this classic novel back in high school, but this one never hit my curriculum.  But in true Gatsby fashion, I figured I’d “re-live the past” and catch myself up.  A fairly quick read, The Great Gatsby on the surface is quite bland.  It’s one of those novels that has a lot of metaphorical significance and contextual relevance, but my sci-fi, action-adventure brain has been so thoroughly conditioned that I didn’t really take the time to contemplate and explore the deeper meaning in the text.  Again, feel free to bash my take on all this.  However… I think those of you who appreciate the novel may not want to slam me too hard after reading the rest of the review. Before reflection, let me lay out this film.  The Great Gatsby takes place in New York during the roaring 20’s.  Wall Street is kicking ass, flappers are rampant, the Charleston is poppin’, and cars have yet to be deemed classic (the film prominently displays all these things).  This story focuses on Nick Carraway and his most interesting summer spent in the company of some most interesting characters.  Nick (an aspiring writer) ends up landing a stock exchange job in New York.  He moves to Long Island (West Egg) where he finds a humble shack nestled between the big fancy mansions of the region.  His direct neighbor, in fact, owns the biggest most lavish mansion of all New York.  Enter Jay Gatsby, a man so wealthy he can afford to throw the most outrageous and extraordinary parties every weekend.  And he does just that!  As Nick eventually finds himself in the frequent company of Gatsby he learns that this riveting and charismatic man has a most interesting angle for living where he does and in the way he does.  And it all has something to do with Nick’s charming and gorgeous cousin, Daisy Buchanan who lives right across the Long Island bay in East Egg, with her not-so-loyal husband Tom.  The story unfolds to be one of forbidden romance and secrecy that ends in a way nobody ever thought possible. So how did this boring book pan out on the silver screen?  Quite spectacularly actually.  My impatient, uncreative man-brain wasn’t overly excited at the prospect of sitting through a two-and-a-half hour movie about a slow book that took me a day to read.  What did convince me to head to the theater were the fancy, shiny shots I’d been seeing in previews as well as the fact that it starred Leo (I love me some Leo).  As the film began I started to recall the details and sequence of events in the book.  I brought to mind the semantics and writing style of Fitzgerald.  In all honesty, I was completely prepared for a literary slaughter, thinking that the saving grace would be the glamour of the cinematography and Leo’s pearly smile.  I may not be an expert on literature, but at least I’d be able to tell if Hollywood screwed the pooch on this one.  Well let me tell you fellow Hushers, I was pleasantly and profoundly surprised at what I witnessed. Not only do the movie makers stay very true to the novel, they make it better!  While I have as creative an imagination as most, the Gatsby film team does a superb job of showcasing the shear lavish, flamboyancy and pizzazz that is the underlining theme of Gatsby.  From the fireworks, to the valley of ashes, to the characters and their brightly colored attire, it is all so in-your-face you can’t help but want more!  Direct quotes from the book are used often and are delivered perfectly.  That’s real acting at its finest, old sport!  What’s even more impressive is the pace of it all.  While my reading experience could be dubbed as “slow,” this movie surely cannot.  Scenes transition quickly, plot builds deliberately, it seems that the camera is always moving (but not in a Cloverfield – make you want to vomit kind of way) and it all works to keep the audience engaged.  The other piece that made this film better than the book is the soundtrack.  Above all other aspects of movie making I always, always say that music makes the movie.  The Great Gatsby was made by its music.  I mean these tracks are ON-POINT people.  With musical styling ranging from Kanye and Jay-Z to Lana Del Rey to Nero to Louis Armstrong.  It all embodied the times while simultaneously remains modern and new!  The first thing I did after leaving the theater was download the soundtrack. But every movie has its flaws, especially ones based on novels.  I do feel that as the movie progressed it got slower.  I was on such a high for the first 90 minutes that I expected the film to keep me there.  I was lifted back up in only a few notable moments throughout the last half.  A few small details were left out and one really big one! [SPOILER ALERT (kinda) – James Gatz (Gatsby) did indeed have living parents.  His father makes an appearance at the conclusion of the novel proving that Nick was in fact NOT the only person that cared for Gatsby. – END ALERT] In the big scheme of things, though, the highlights are greater than the downfalls.  Overall, this movie was great.  Of the movies that I’ve seen this year (most of them sub-par) it was refreshing to watch something so well executed and fashioned after a classic American novel.  I definitely have a greater appreciation for the book after having seen the movie.  Maybe that’s the genetics of my generation speaking for me, but I’m okay with that.  I think the moral of this review is “don’t judge a movie by its poster.”  Or maybe it’s “a book not enjoyed doesn’t make for a movie not loved,” …or something like that. Hush gives The Great Gatsby an 84/100.  If you’ve read the book, definitely check this one out.  If not, do your 10th grade homework that you’ve been putting off for 4 years and read the book.  Then go see the movie.  You’ll be happy you did.  Until next time Hushers!

written by Taylor Lowe