Friday, April 9, 2010
Ad Mats For Real Men
This '72 mob movie impressed me when I was ten. I didn't see it at Melbourne's long extinct Chelsea cinema, though; I saw it at the drive-in with my dad. He was a big fan of Bronson, McQueen, and Sean Connery
There are some glaring continuity errors in the movie, but I still appreciate Bronson's performance, and there are some brutal sequences (relatively speaking).
I recently watched this again after I'd watched Dirty Little Billy, one of my favorite American westerns.
I still like it.
Wayne, as usual, is fantastic, possessing a swaggering authority no other actor has ever possessed.
Great poster. Great movie. I saw this for the first time at the Burwood Drive-In in Burwood, Victoria. I called to my dad, held the newspaper up where this poster was ripped from, and pointed to it. He smiled and said: "Saturday night, son."
It wasn't so easy to get him to EuroTrash.
Extremely gritty, enjoyable western based on a novel by Elmore Leonard.
Lancaster is utterly wonderful in this.
I saw this at Melbourne's Metro cinema (as per above ad mat) and wasn't terribly impressed.
Since this screening to my nine year old self, I haven't seen what I'd call a good condition print on VHS or DVD. Perhaps one exists and I'm not aware of it.
What I liked most was the circus setting. Although better exploited in Vampire Circus, I never tire of anything gritty if it's married to Big top shenanigans.