"The notion that any enemy would concern itself with Red State real estate is only slightly less believable than......."
I know right. What strategic value can possibly be gained from taking over a region that supplies 90% of the nation's food products. (beef, poultry, pork, wheat, corn, potatoes, and on and on)? But hey maybe everyone can live on wine and oranges.
The controversy going on in Lana Turner's personal life helped make Peyton Place I believe the second highest grossing film of 1957 behind The Bridge on the River Kwai.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083015/trivia… Just a few of the hilarious quotes from S.O.B,
Reptilicus is going to be done by the new crew at mst3000 for the new shows on netflix
RIO BRAVO, with Dino and The Duke. EL DORADO and RIO LOBO are both fun, but RIO BRAVO is a masterpiece -- my favorite Western along with ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST and (if one considers it a Western) THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE.
Which Hawks/Wayne Rio Bravo are talking about, Rio Bravo, El Dorado or Rio Lobo?
Yes it did.
Haha. Amusingly, Wayne and Hawks made RIO BRAVO as a direct response to HIGH NOON. And I hate to say it, but I think RIO BRAVO blows HIGH NOON out of the water.
It funny you mentioned John Wayne hated High Noon. At the 1952 Academy Awards it was Wayne who accepted Gary Cooper's Oscar for that film. He also accepted statue for John Ford winning Best Director for his film The Quiet Man... I guess Wayne does live up to his reputation of being a moral hypocrite.
"The Double Douche"!
Absolutely right about Ox Bow Incident.
Thanks for writing, Lance. Nothing wrong with "manly and macho" movies; check out CHATO'S LAND and THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT, both positively reviewed in this same column.
I guess if the revenant were a musical it would get a better review.
So you don't like The Revenant because it's too manly and macho? What do you expect in this time period? It was a brutal time and brutal setting. I don't understand why you think it has to make some sort of statement to be this way. It's just the way it was back then. Very realistic in my opinion. And probably the best performance by Dicaprio. I'm not saying it was the best picture of the year. But certainly better than 2 1/2 stars.
And of course this week Warner Brothers released Hitchcock's "Suspicion" from '41 -of which I own the original Three Sheet movie poster for.
Personally, to me In Cold Blood is one of the best films ever made.
I was a huge Michael Landon fan when he did Bonanza. I loathed little House.... Nellie and Harriett Oleson were the only two interesting characters... Landon's huge ego was imprinted on every frame of the series.
Just so you know, Spirited Away is *still* Japan's all-time top moneymaker by a large margin.
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