Movies: Mad About the Boy

One way to measure the times is to check the leading men in the movies. By that standard, modern man is in trouble. Take Morgan!, the British film hit with David Warner and Vanessa Redgrave. Morgan is the least attractive lead in movie history — or so it would seem. To emulate him, a man would need a physique like a scarecrow's and a mind that hovers between paranoia and delusions of grandeur. He would have to be neither handsome nor healthy, neither brilliant nor virile. He would need to be pock-marked and plaster-pale, incapable of handling himself —...