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Other Films / Ned Kelly (2003)
« on: August 21, 2008, 11:31:34 PM »

This film is based on the novel"Our Sunshine" by Robert Drew about an Australian bushranger and icon, Ned Kelly (Heath Ledger). It tells of his life as a bushranger in north-west Victoria, where he lived all his life. He, his brother Dan (Laurence Kinlan), and two other men, Steve Hart (Philip Barantini) and Joseph Byrne (Orlando Bloom), formed a gang. These four robbed a bank and hijacked an entire town for 3 days.

I'm aware of the 1970 version of Ned Kelly starring Mick Jagger but I hear it's unimpressive and passable. However, I've read that this updated version is a much better retelling of the "Ned Kelly" story. I have yet to see it but after looking at the trailer and reading some good things about it, I'm interested. I'm always up for a historical western/drama.

Anybody see it? Thoughts?


Off-Topic Discussion / The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)
« on: August 21, 2008, 11:05:56 PM »

Set during the Korean War, a Navy fighter pilot (William Holden) must come to terms with with his own ambivalence toward the war and the fear of having to bomb a set of highly defended bridges. The ending of this grim war drama is all tension.

This is a superb film. An excellent look into the Korean war and Naval Aviation. This film is another reason why William Holden is one of my absolute favorite actors. He's great to watch. The last act is full of tention and is unpredictable.

Off-Topic Discussion / Nine (2009) The new Daniel Day-Lewis film!
« on: August 21, 2008, 04:18:22 PM »

Famous film director Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis) struggles to find harmony in his professional and personal lives, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his muse, his agent, and his mother.

This film looks very promising! I guess we don't have to wait another five years before we see the great Daniel Day-Lewis in a film. The supporting cast is great as well, Penélope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, Judi Dench, Marion Cotillard, Stacey Furgeson (seems out of place here), and the great Sophia Loren. Wow!! I'm drueling just thinking about it.

Note: This is a musical and it has been reported that director Rob Marshall has been having singing and dance auditions all over and has said that Daniel Day-Lewis' singing voice blew him away. Do I smell another Oscar here?

Take a closer look here at IMDB...

Off-Topic Discussion / Hell Ride (2008)
« on: August 20, 2008, 01:00:30 AM »

I haven't seen this film yet but the cast is great and I had to post about it because the poster is absolute badass. It has such an old-school look to it. Hopefully the film is half way decent because the poster is a keeper. 

Other Films / The Last Wagon (1956)
« on: August 18, 2008, 11:52:08 AM »

When a handful of settlers survive an Apache attack on their wagon train they must put their lives into the hands of Comanche Todd (Richard Widmark), a white man who has lived with the Comanches most of his life and is wanted for the murder of three men.

I came across this film and it caught my eye being not only a western but the cast. I like Richard Widmark and I seen that the beautiful Felicia Farr starred in it as well from "3:10 to Yuma" fame. Has anybody ever seen this? Thoughts?


I know there's a few boxing fans here on the Leone Forums, including rrpower who's a big Rocky Marciano fan. I just came across this in-depth look into the career of Rocky Marciano on's boxing home page. Take a look...

Marciano made Brockton, Mass., matter by Don Stradley

Rocky Marciano's Greatest Fights: Marciano-Walcott

Top 50 Fighters: Rocky Marciano

Top 10 Heavyweights: No. 6-Rocky Marciano

Other Films / The Left Handed Gun (1958)
« on: August 13, 2008, 02:32:51 AM »

After his employer is murdered by rival cattlemen, a troubled and uneducated young cowboy (Paul Newman) vows revenge on the murderers.

Paul Newman as Billy the Kid? I wasn't aware of this film until tonight when I came across it. I have never seen this or even heard of it. I've read some positive things about the film and I'm curious to see it. Is anybody familiar with this film? If so, what's your opinion? Thanks!

Off-Topic Discussion / Wait Until Dark (1967)
« on: August 12, 2008, 01:28:22 PM »
A recently blinded woman (Audrey Hepburn) is terrorized by a trio of thugs while they search for a heroin stuffed doll they believe is in her apartment.

I know many of you here are fans of the lovely Audrey Hepburn and she's fantastic here in this ultimate thriller. Do not miss it if you're into horror or suspense-filled films. Audrey is great here along with supporting help from Richard Crenna, another actor I love.

Off-Topic Discussion / Cool Hand Luke (1967)
« on: August 08, 2008, 02:45:36 PM »

One of the greatest American films ever made. "Cool Hand Luke" doesn't have a thread dedicated here on the Leone Forums and I believe it should. It's such a great film to discuss. Paul Newman is electrifying as Luke Jackson here. George Kennedy is memorable in the supporting role which earned him an Academy Award. This film is a treasure and stands the test of time.

Other Films / The Alamo (1960)
« on: August 07, 2008, 10:33:08 PM »

The legendary true story of a small band of soldiers who sacrificed their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas.

I just picked up the John Wayne version of "The Alamo" on DVD. Yes, I understand that this DVD release is the edited version of the film but I thought it was worth getting in the mean time. Has anybody actually seen the un-edited version of the film? How much better is it? I wish MGM would release this version because I'm dying to see it. That being said, I think it's a must have for any John Wayne fan. As most of you know he not only starred in the film but he directed and produced it as well.

Other Films / Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007)
« on: August 07, 2008, 12:24:33 PM »
A chronicle of how American Indians were displaced as the U.S. expanded west. The story is based by the book by Dee Brown.  The film stars Aidan Quinn, Adam Beach, and Anna Paquin.

Has anybody seen this HBO original film?

Off-Topic Discussion / The Road (2008)
« on: August 06, 2008, 11:56:15 PM »

USA Today has published the first photo from Dimension Films and MGM's The Road, opening in theaters on November 14.

Viggo Mortensen, Robert Duvall, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce and 12-year-old Kodi Smit McPhee star in director John Hillcoat's big-screen adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. It is the story of a man (Mortensen) and his young son (Smit-McPhee) traveling through a desperate, post-apocalyptic world.

Off-Topic Discussion / The Fall (2006)
« on: August 06, 2008, 08:35:44 PM »

In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman (Pace) begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm (Untaru), a fantastical story about 5 mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality starts to blur as the tale advances.

Fans of the "Pan's Labyrinth" take notice. For some reason, "The Fall" did not get the world recognition "Pan's Labyrinth" did but it should have. It's a stunning, visual masterpiece that will soon be widley known. It's had a limited theatre release and I had the chance to see it in Los Angeles recently. It's been quite popular out here. The DVD will be released September 9th. Take note!


Read about the film here on IMDB:

DVD info:

Other Films / River of No Return (1954)
« on: August 05, 2008, 02:23:32 PM »

Matt Calder (Robert Michum), who lives on a remote farm with his young son Mark (Tommy Rettig), helps two unexpected visitors who lose control of their raft on the nearby river.

What's your thoughts of this Robert Michum/Marilyn Monroe western?

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