One thing I forgot to say when I posted those old photos: if you look at my father in the second one you can see why my sister and I reacted the same way to seeing Willem Dafoe in Mississippi Burning1 : “That’s dad in the 60s!” Until then, he’d been a Graham Greene character, working undercover for the Secret Intelligence Service in West Africa and wrestling with Catholicism; but now we knew he’d had to flee to Sierra Leone to assume a new identity after fighting the Ku Klux Klan with Gene Hackman.

  1. Brad Dourif‘s in it too. He doesn’t play a kindly park keeper. []