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And he grouchily claims that Curzon saw Africa as `populated by black barbarians'; yet in 1917 Curzon expressly opposed the settlement of former German East Africa with Indians on the grounds that the soil belonged to the native (i.
In his 40-year movie career, he has always seemed permanently, grouchily middle-aged.
The director grouchily plodded through the multipage script," Charlton says, "until - near the end of the history where I had proudly proclaimed that our company 'helps to meet man's basic needs around the world,' he suddenly convulsed.
She's a friendly interviewer, trying to draw out artists typically assumed to be grouchily reticent or cultural bureaucrats whose public pronouncements are usually made in press release-speak.