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Title: The Furies (1950)
Post by: dave jenkins on March 17, 2008, 08:53:58 AM
Finally, a Western gets the full Criterion treatment: http://www.criterion.com/asp/release.asp?id=435


Title: Re: The Furies (1950)
Post by: cigar joe on March 17, 2008, 05:03:23 PM
So what did you think of "Wild Bill" the other night, I watched the last 15 minutes too, but I watched it before and really couldn't make any sense of it.


Title: Re: The Furies (1950)
Post by: dave jenkins on March 17, 2008, 07:44:46 PM
I wasn't giving it my undivided attention, but I couldn't follow it either. I really like John Hurt's voice, though....


Title: Re: The Furies (1950)
Post by: cigar joe on March 17, 2008, 11:44:42 PM
the Jack McCall character portrayal reminded me of Robert Ford in TAOJJBTCRF.


Title: Re: The Furies (1950)
Post by: dave jenkins on March 17, 2008, 11:58:01 PM
Interesting that you say that. I was reminded of TAOJJBTCRF on a number of points: the narration, the artsy-fartsy photography, the historical characters . . . Of course, Wild Bill doesn't come close to touching TAOJJBTCRF.


Title: Re: The Furies (1950)
Post by: cigar joe on March 18, 2008, 07:16:51 AM
It seemed to me that, albeit I wasn't paying close attention since I was on line while the end was playing out, but the jittery actions, the unsure of himself portrayal, seemed almost like one of the standard Hollywood archetypes for an assassin or would be assassin of a famous character. Its as if they are always portrayed as a bit high stung.

It's seems awfully similar to the standard portrayals over the years of a teen/young man about to have sex for the first time, no?


Title: Re: The Furies (1950)
Post by: dave jenkins on June 06, 2008, 04:21:52 PM
Beaver: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews37/the_furies.htm


Title: Re: The Furies (1950)
Post by: dave jenkins on January 17, 2009, 12:55:36 PM
Not much action for a Western, it's more a family drama with occasional moments of violence. Some stunning deep-focus photography, though, and some terrific performances. I'm not completely convinced by Wendell Corey here (he did better work viz a viz Stanwyck in The File on Thelma Jordan), but Walter Huston is just amazing. I wish I had other things of his (beside Sierra Madre) to watch.  What an actor!


Title: Re: The Furies (1950)
Post by: T.H. on January 17, 2009, 01:23:21 PM
Walter Huston is god. I'm sure you've seen Dodsworth but there's another great Walter Huston performance.

Anthony Mann had a really nice run in the late 40s-early 50s .

He Walked By Night
Border Incident
Devil's Doorway (amazing cinematography by Alton)
Winchester 73
The Furies
The Tall Target

I really need to see T-Men and Raw Deal, among a few others.


Title: Re: The Furies (1950)
Post by: dave jenkins on January 17, 2009, 04:16:09 PM
Walter Huston is god. I'm sure you've seen Dodsworth but there's another great Walter Huston performance.

Anthony Mann had a really nice run in the late 40s-early 50s .

He Walked By Night
Border Incident
Devil's Doorway (amazing cinematography by Alton)
Winchester 73
The Furies
The Tall Target

I really need to see T-Men and Raw Deal, among a few others.
Yeah, Dodsworth is good.

I don't consider the films Mann did with John Alton Anthony Mann films. I consider them John Alton films.

I have yet to see The Tall Target. Is it any good?


Title: Re: The Furies (1950)
Post by: T.H. on January 18, 2009, 12:35:19 PM
I liked The Tall Target but some may dismiss it as a drawn out version of The Narrow Margin (even the TNM was released a year later). There's a predictable twist in the final moments but overall it's visually impressive and has a nice pace. don't expect the movie to move at the frenzied pace of Margin. Definitely worth a view though.

Dick Powell called it the best movie he's ever done, so take that for what it's worth. It's not better than Murder, My Sweet but it's pretty good.


Title: Re: The Furies (1950)
Post by: dave jenkins on January 22, 2009, 02:12:59 PM

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Title: Re: The Furies (1950)
Post by: T.H. on January 22, 2009, 07:42:01 PM
great pics, DJ.

I think Alton's work is even better in Devil's Doorway. Those battles scenes are beautiful: the dust, the explosions, everything is just brilliant.


Title: Re: The Furies (1950)
Post by: Groggy on January 22, 2009, 08:35:55 PM
Is that Barbara Stanwyck?


Title: Re: The Furies (1950)
Post by: T.H. on January 22, 2009, 09:01:09 PM
Is that Barbara Stanwyck?

yeah.


Title: Re: The Furies (1950)
Post by: Groggy on January 22, 2009, 09:49:44 PM
Thought so. She's becoming one of my favorites.


Title: Re: The Furies (1950)
Post by: cigar joe on January 23, 2009, 04:13:35 AM
I'll have to put this on my netflix list  O0


Title: Re: The Furies (1950)
Post by: dave jenkins on January 23, 2009, 04:17:39 AM
Thought so. She's becoming one of my favorites.
Listen to the greenhorn!


Title: Re: The Furies (1950)
Post by: Groggy on January 23, 2009, 09:47:37 AM
Well we can't all live up to your vast, all-encompassing intellect and bottomless experience Jinkies. :D


Title: Re: The Furies (1950)
Post by: cigar joe on February 13, 2010, 08:24:22 PM
Watched this tonight finally, great performances by Huston, Stanwyck, and Roland, heavy on the family drama, great noir-ish cinematography though. nice criterion edition, worth a rent.


Title: Re: The Furies (1950)
Post by: titoli on April 07, 2010, 10:09:52 AM
Not a western. great Hustom and Stamwick and Corey but 6\10 at best.


Title: Re: The Furies (1950)
Post by: cigar joe on November 08, 2013, 06:39:07 PM
re watched this again tonight, a bit of an anti Western & heavy on family drama 6.5/10


Title: Re: The Furies (1950)
Post by: Moorman on November 22, 2017, 03:53:07 PM
Is this worth purchasing?  I saw that Criterion has a release of it, so i was considering it...


Title: Re: The Furies (1950)
Post by: cigar joe on November 22, 2017, 04:10:42 PM
Is this worth purchasing?  I saw that Criterion has a release of it, so i was considering it...

I liked what I saw hence the 6.5/10 even now though I couldn't tell you what it was about, I just don't recall liking it enough to buy it so I would recommend you either see if it's on Youtube or get a used DVD.


Title: Re: The Furies (1950)
Post by: Moorman on November 22, 2017, 04:18:17 PM
I liked what I saw hence the 6.5/10 even now though I couldn't tell you what it was about, I just don't recall liking it enough to buy it so I would recommend you either see if it's on Youtube or get a used DVD.

I saw a couple of Youtube clips. Gonna go back and look at some more. Those Criterion releases ain't cheap, lol..

What the Heck, i saw a couple more clips. I think i'm gonna purchase it...lol


Title: Re: The Furies (1950)
Post by: cigar joe on November 22, 2017, 04:32:45 PM
I saw a couple of Youtube clips. Gonna go back and look at some more. Those Criterion releases ain't cheap, lol..

What the Heck, i saw a couple more clips. I think i'm gonna purchase it...lol

I'll buy them used (criterion) haven't gotten burned with any of them yet, the last two were Le Samourai, and The Killing Of a Chinese Bookie both had no problems.


Title: Re: The Furies (1950)
Post by: stanton on November 23, 2017, 03:23:26 AM
Is this worth purchasing? 

Definitely. A much too unknown intense western drama with atmospheric and noirish b/w photography. 8/10