sunday when wife is going to sam's she'll be wondering why i want to go. i'm in search of my $8.99 RED RIVER dvd.
GUNFIGHT AT THE OK CORRAL is just poor. my friend loves it. he also loves the james garner wyat earp film, which is also poor i think.
yeah, RIO BRAVO is not a great movie, but it's great fun to watch, as EL DORADO is. EL DORADO has stuff for the kiddies. RIO BRAVO doesn't try as hard to entertain, so it's more entertaining. and who can resist a film where you get to see john wayne kiss walter brenan on the head, and brenan hit wayne in the ass with a broom.
i also enjoy the hell out of a lbx copy i have of THE SONS OF KATIE ELDER.
and a great, great film that you don't realize how incredibly great it is till you see it in lbx, is Huston's REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE. what a master of cinemascope huston was.
my friend's big beef about LIBERTY VALANCE is the cardboard sets. i loved the cardboard sets. gave it an abstract quality. the story and characters are so real, it could have played out in a cornfield and been just as effective.
my favorite fords are: STAGECOACH, LONG VOYAGE HOME, SEARCHERS, THE FUGITIVE (kicks ass), GRAPES OF RATH, CLEMENTINE, the 2 color cavalry movies of the cavalry trilogy, the B&W one is ok, the 2 color ones are great.
SEARCHERS, STAGECOACH, LIBERTY VALANCE, the abe lincolm film was also great. have never seen but looking for WAGONMASTER, and JUDGE PRIEST. incredible how many outstanding westerns ford made.
has anyone seen Griffith's sound film about lincoln? would love to trade for a copy of that. would also loveto trade for WAGONMASTER in lbx, and JUDGE PRIEST.
i might get blasted for this, but i also enjoy the director's cut in lbx, of TOMBSTONE. i know it has no ending. i know it has 37 things set-up and not paid-off. but the violence is great, and kilmner has such great lines. and i get a glimpse of my favorite, white bread and mayonaise eating actor, charleton heston. don't watch it on tv, they suck the violence right out of it.