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Comment from: Victor Jones [Visitor]
Victor Jones

I love Seven Men from Now, and I was a little disappointed didn’t have more to say about it. It was the first of the Randolph Scott/Budd Boetticher westerns, which, outside of Ride the High Country, were probably Randolph Scott’s best westerns. Of the three Scott/Boetticher westerns, I’ve seen so far, this is probably my favorite. It was also the first collaboration between them and writer Burt Kennedy, who went on to be a director in his own right, and whose directing credits include The Train Robbers, Support Your Sheriff, Support Your Local Gunfighter, and Return of the Seven.

Andrew didn’t recognize John Larch, the cop that Jessica Walter stabs with scissors in Play Misty for Me, as well as McDonald in The Wrecking Crew, the final Matt Helm movie? “Is Lee Marvin ever the lead?” Really? Have you ever heard of The Dirty Dozen? Hell in the Pacific? The Killers? The Professionals? Point Blank?

I would say the scene in the back of the wagon during the rain storm or the scene where Masters finds out he’d been riding with the money from the Wells Fargo robbery all along were just as good as the opening scene. And if the movie were cookie-cutter, the ex-marshal would have ended up with the wife at the end, without any mourning period for their respective spouses.

Regarding the upcoming Swamp Thing podisode: Swamp Thing was the first Wes Craven movie I ever saw, and I think Alan Moore’s “The Anatomy Lesson” is one of the best retcons in comic book history.

09/25/16 @ 07:34
Comment from: Andrew [Member]

Ah, well, I’ve never seen Play Misty for Me or The Wrecking Crew. I definitely should have talked about some of those Lee Marvin movies, plus the “Flint” movies…luckily there’s another Lee Marvin movie on the list, so that’s a mistake we can rectify

09/25/16 @ 10:57
Comment from: Victor Jones [Visitor]
Victor Jones

I think you’re confusing Lee Marvin with Harry in Your Pocket’s James Coburn. Coburn played Derek Flint in Our Man Flint and In Like Flint, and was also in Charade. Listening to the podisode, I was thinking I didn’t remember Marvin in Charade. Coburn was the lead in The President’s Analyst; Marvin was the lead in The Big Red One.

You might want to consider The Wrecking Crew for the omegahedron. Sharon Tate, Elke Sommer, Nigel Greene and Nancy Kwan are in it, I think Chuck Norris was the fight arranger and has a small part as a henchman, Dean Martin seems like a barely moving old man, and the sound effect for the exploding hankerchiefs(!) is out of sync. From what I saw of it late at night a few years ago, it was a lot worse than I had remembered from seeing it on The CBS Friday Night Movie. If you want to see something pretty good, though, there’s Our Man in Havana, with Alec Guiness and Maureen O’Hara, from the same writer/director team that did The Third Man.

09/25/16 @ 12:15
Comment from: Andrew [Member]

Oooooooooops

09/25/16 @ 12:45


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