Just watched Good Old Boys featuring Tommy Lee Jones in his first actor/director role film. All host of good stars
Sam Sheppard, Sissy Spacek, a young Matt Damon, Tom Kinney, Frances McDormand & Wilford Brimley and a host of others. Great little non violent entertaining and sometimes even very funny film. Something reminds me of a likeness to Monte Walsh (both versions) probably because its the end of the era time scale
The novel, by the late, great Elmer Kelton, is even better than the movie--but most novels are better than the movies. The only 2 exceptions I know of are Raintree County--you could actually follow the continutity in the movie, which you couldn't in the 1200+ page novel--& Bright Leaf, a very depressing novel about the tobacco industry, which was turned into a Gary Cooper comedy as a movie. Coop could handle comedy very well.
I just watched Escaped From Fort Bravo, movie western 1953 starring William Holden, he was one of my western cowboy hero's!
"The Outlaw" 1943 Jane Russell, Jack Buetel Walter Huston. Aside from Jane Russell it seems pretty lame. But It's the description of it on Directv that cracked me up!!! " Billy the Kid, Doc Hoilliday and Pat Garrett hang out with a hussy" I'm serious! LOL
John, I am old enough to remember the controversy over that movie. I have only seen the last ten minutes or so of it, but I heard it was no Einstein! Jack, however, did look young enough to play Billy the Kid. And, would you believe what was played on the soundtrack at the very end--the Pathetic Symphony by a great Russian classical composer, no less!
LOL good grief!!
Watched "Deaf Smith and Johnny Ears" last night with Anthony Quinn. It was sad seeing such a great actor in such trash.
They had Deaf Smith and Sam Houston's names correct. That and the setting was supposed to be in Texas, 1834, was the only thing they got right. Saw guys shooting every thing from Walker Colts, to SAA's to gatling guns. Riding 1940's saddles. Dressed mostly in 1870-1880 style clothes with a little 1950's TV thrown in.
I should have just gone to bed and read a book,,,,
No, Stan, you should have put on another movie! I never heard of this movie so thanks for the earning. Did they also have droids and flying machines from Star Wars? It sounds like a complete dog!