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The Selling of John Wayne, Part 1 …

29 Nov

Before Star Wars there was John Wayne.

John Wayne must be the most enduring Movie Star of all time. Not only was his Box Office clout unchallenged during most his lengthy career, but his Iconic Image is still recognizable, bankable, and saleable on a worldwide scale today – 37 years after his death. The marketing, merchandising, endorsements, and advertising feats of John Wayne’s image are astonishing – especially since many of his major sales interests have long since fallen out of fashion completely or out-of-date: smoking, drinking, cars, and guns …  But Hell! his movies are still immensely popular! – appearing on TV daily.

There’s absolutely no way I will be able to reveal the immensity of the products and merchandise that this colossus of Western Film has …

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But I’m gonna try anyway ..

Coming Up …

“Leave the bottle”
Have a drink with John Wayne

Remember …

11 Nov

the partisan / leonard cohen

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The Magnificent Seven (2016) Box Office …

3 Oct

I haven’t seen The Magnificent Seven yet, but in light of the depressed Box Office of many films over the summer, I was curious how it was doing:

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From IMDB (Internet Movie Database)
Box office / business for
The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Budget
$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend
$34,703,397 (USA) (25 September 2016) (3,674 Screens)
€628,540 (Italy) (25 September 2016) (380 Screens)

Gross
$34,703,397 (USA) (25 September 2016)

Weekend Gross
$34,703,397 (USA) (25 September 2016) (3,674 Screens)


Filming (Wikipedia)
Principal photography on the film lasted 64 days, from March 18 to August 18, 2015, in the north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Other locations include St. Francisville; Zachary, Louisiana; and New Mexico.

Release
The film had its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2016, and served as the closing-night film at the Venice Film Festival on September 9. The film was initially set to be released on January 13, 2017;  however, Sony Pictures Entertainment moved the release date to September 23, 2016.

As of October 2, 2016, The Magnificent Seven has grossed $61.6 million in North America and $46.5 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $108.1 million, against a production budget of $90 million. The film had a global 2D IMAX opening of $4.3 million from 606 theaters.
Internationally, the film is projected to make around $100 million.


Good. This Western has made some decent loot so far.  I hope this will inject interest in Film Makers to make more Westerns – and for more Big Name Stars to get involved.

Here’s hoping …

 

 

Canada – World Hockey Champs 2016

29 Sep

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Ya Baby !!!

john wayne …

5 Aug

… a cowboy with no sunset …

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The Magnificent Seven / 2016 … New Trailer

4 Aug


House of the Rising Sun /
Vassar Clements, Mike Auldridge, Uncle Josh Graves

Westworld / 2016 update …

4 Aug

Just an new trailer for Westworld / 2016

Mustang Bar

“Are you real?”

“Well … if you can’t tell, does it matter?”

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Gives us a bit more of an idea.

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