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Other Films / THE VALDEZ HORSES( Chino) ?
« on: August 30, 2021, 08:16:14 PM »
Directed by John Sturgeds
Starring Charles Bronson.

Kino is coming out with this.
Anyone have info?


Other Films / STRANGER ON THE RUN ( 1967)
« on: August 25, 2021, 09:27:24 PM »
An American western directed by Don Siegel starring Henry Fonda.
How come I never heard of this?!

Kino Lorber is releasing this.
I will review when viewed

Bruce Marshall

Other Films / The Hangman ( 1959)
« on: September 21, 2020, 06:19:26 PM »
Off-beat Western with character driven, unpredictable plot.
Look for a bleach-blond Jack Lord and the drop dead gorgeous Tina Louise, in supporting roles.

Robert Taylor makes a credible anti-hero.

Note: this might be the first film where a character utters " Go to HELL!"

Other Films / GUNSMOKE: the radio show
« on: July 11, 2019, 08:03:55 PM »
The best Western you've never seen.
The tv show dramatized dozens of the radio plays but they don't compare.

GUNSMOKE is the closest American radio ever came to art. has multiple collections on sale.

Check it out!

Bruce Marshall

Interesting new documentary on Irish poet WB Yeats. Directed by Bob Geldolf>

Provides some background of the romantic/revolutionary mythology of the Ireland depicted  so memorably in DYS.
check it out!
Bruce Marshall

Other Films / Barbarosa (1982)
« on: December 21, 2016, 02:13:19 PM »
Please add to index>

Anyone seen this?

I just picked this up.
Will review after watching
bruce marshall

I THINK there should be a topic forum to discuss American television westerns.
A slew have been released on dvd and are ripe for discussion:

what say yo'all?
Bruce Marshall

General Discussion / Does CLint really shoot people in the back?
« on: December 06, 2016, 01:48:18 PM »
There is a new book out about Eastwood's westerns by James Nieibaur.

He repeats a claim that I have read before; TMWNN was the first anti-hero because he "shot people in the back", something John Wayne would never do.
Now, he did kill bad guys for dubious reasons e.g. the three members of Indio's gang ("Too bad you have to die"). You would not have seen that kind of violence in previous westerns from the "hero". He would have tied them up or turned them in to the law.

But, "in the back"? In any of Clint's westerns?
Bruce Marshall

Ennio Morricone / MORRICONE book & dvd reviews now up at Amazon
« on: June 23, 2016, 07:40:05 PM »
Two Morricone related reviews are now up at

my review of the Ennio Morricone biographical dvd

 My Film score Monthly Online book review , MORRICONE, Film Music & Beyond

Other Films / Hannie Caulder (1971)
« on: December 20, 2015, 04:38:24 PM »
I am surprised this isn't listed yet!

ANyway, this could have been one of the better Euro-American westerns of it era.
The only reason it is not, well there are THREE reasons: Borgnine, Martin, Elam.

If you watch the film you will see how they sabotage an otherwise intriguing western. And Raquel has never looked better.
Bruce Marshall

ps on blu-ray

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / My GBU Article is now online for FREE!
« on: November 21, 2013, 01:00:15 PM »
Film Score Monthly has just made their print archives available to the general public.
My  GBU article is in issue Vol.9 number 5

hope you like it

Other Films / Alvarez Kelly (1966)
« on: November 09, 2013, 02:44:28 PM »
This can be added to the American western index.

Not good, not bad.
Like many of its kind, it features way past their prime Hollywood stars (Holden, Widmark) in a vanishing genre.
Interesting, for its vague similarity to GBU/FISTFUL;  Holden doesn't care which side wns the Civil wa, he's out to make a buck.

BTW one of the all-time worst tile songs!

Duck, You Sucker / WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY - real story of the IRA
« on: January 05, 2013, 12:22:43 PM »
I highly recommend this powerful film to all DYS fans.
It is a sober tale of the IRA in Cork County during the years of 1920-22.

I kept 'flashing back' to DYS while watching it!
You'll see why.

check it out!

« on: August 09, 2012, 12:32:29 PM »
This film stars Audie Murphy and was released as a Warner Archive title.
Although made in 1964 and in colour, it has the feel of a low budget "b" movie from the 50's .

Pretty lame but it is worth noting for one reason: the plot contains a variation on Blondie & Tuco's scheme from GBU;
the capture, turn in for reward, rescue , turn for HIGHER reward bit. Its not exactly the same in GACC but the premise is basically the same.
Wonder if Sergio saw this

Off-Topic Discussion / COURIC/PALIN
« on: April 02, 2009, 01:04:38 PM »
Anybody see this article in the APRIL FIRST edition of Hollywood Variety?
Ron Howard must be losing his mind along with his hair!

Imagine's Next Project: COURIC/PALIN

Ron Howard shocked the Hollywood community today with the announcement that his next film will be a docudrama about the infamous interview between Katie Couric and Vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Howard's last film FROST/NIXON was a box-office bomb despite being nominated for a best Picture Oscar so it is unclear where the audience is for a film about a television interview program.
Initial reports state that Jessica Simpson will play Couric. Tina fey who has made a career out of playing Palin bowed out after her salary demands were rejected. She reportedly wanted 15 million dollars and ninety percent of the profits. The producer BrIan Grazer said they are hoping to get Katie Holmes for Palin. COURIC/PALIN is based on a one-man show that played Off-Off Broadway and starred Roger Debris in both roles (in drag), Debris , who also directed and wrote the play, will adapt it for the big screen.

In related news, famed documentarian D.A. Pennebraker (DONT LOOK BACK: THE WAR ROOM) will be releasing PENN/ROURKE this Summer.
The film chronicles the heated, bitter, sometimes violent battle for the Best Actor OscaR between Sean Penn and Mickey Rourke. Insiders who have seen a rough cut were astonished by footage of the two actors involved in a bloody brawl at the Los Angeles eatery Barney's Beanery.

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