He never quite got over his youthful admiration for Napoleon, which in turn led to a delight in the works of Rod Steiger (who surely offers a better "6-degrees-of-Kevin-Bacon" better than Kevin Bacon does by virtue of coming from an older generation).
So we had a Steiger fest at the weekend. On the Waterfront and In the Heat of the Night. Neither unproblematic films, but boths featuring some dazzling performances.
As Cloud repeatedly says, "splendid"!!!