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21 Jun

Howdy Folks …

I finally got hold of a great Tech person at WordPress (who identified himself as Charlie C. Thanks Charlie!). Charlie reinstalled my old WordPress Theme called Bueno – then made some adjustments that enlarge the images. Things are still not perfect because Bueno is an outdated Theme, I don’t believe it’s even offered by WordPress anymore.

At some point I may need to change/update things. But next time I’ll be a lot wiser about it and simply check out at other WordPress Blogs first and see what they are using – until I until I find one that fits my requirements. I might have to pay for that, but that’s OK as long as it works.

In meantime I’m leave things as they are and we’ll get something posted up here.

Onward …


my favorite westerns …

27 Aug

MYFAVORITEWESTERNS

 

 

Glenn Ford

16 Jul

“The Western is a man`s world and I love it.”
– Glenn Ford

GLENN FORD

GLENN FORD 2

GLENN FORD 3

Les Petroleuses … Bandidas …

28 Jun

Rick, if you thot Les Petroleuses / 1971 was “interesting”, then you might wanna look at this …

Bandidas / 2006

It’s almost a copy the Les Petroleuses, but replaces Bardot and Cardinale
with Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz.

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When in doubt … make lottsa posters.

banditas posters

Not sure about the plot (if there is one),
but the posters look … interesting.

banditas sam shepard

Sam Shepard

My … what a big gun you have …

banditas IMDB

banditas rotten tomatoe

Casting Claudia .. part 2 ..

28 Jun

Claudia at the Top

These aren’t the only posters that were made for
Once Upon a Time in the West.
This batch seems to promote Claudia … and as you see she gets
Top Bill on most of them.

The Professionals claudia 3

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That other Western Claudia did? (Rick was asking)

Les Petroleuses / 1971

Starring Brigitte Bardot and Claudia Cardinale 

Wikipedia says: “Pétroleuses were, according to popular rumours at the time, female supporters of the Paris Commune, accused of burning down much of Paris during the last days of the Commune in May 1871. During May, when Paris was being recaptured by loyalist Versaillais troops, rumours circulated that lower-class women were committing arson against private property and public buildings, using bottles full of petroleum or paraffin (similar to modern-day Molotov cocktails) which they threw into cellar windows, in a deliberate act of spite against the government. Many Parisian buildings, including the Hôtel de Ville and the Tuileries Palace, were burned down during the last days of the Commune, prompting government forces to blame the mythical pétroleuses.”

Yeah … well … this doesn’t appear to be a French historical docu-drama.

The Professionals claudia 6

The Professionals claudia Les PetroleusesRenamed Frenchie King (for North American markets?)
IMDB viewers give it a “5 out of 10” !!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067637/
Michael J. Pollard … ?
OK.

Yee Haw !!!

The Professionals / Jack Palance

25 Jun

” … Without love, without a cause, we are… *nothing*!
We stay because we believe. We leave because we are disillusioned.
We come back because we are lost. We die because we are committed …”

– Jack Palance as Jesus Raza

The Professionals Palance

Jack Palance Westerns 

Shane 1953 / Arrowhead 1953 / The Lonely Man 1957 / The Professionals 1966 / The Mercenary 1968 / The Desperados 1969/ Companeros 1970 / Monte Walsh 1970 / The McMasters 1970 / Sting of the West 1972 / Chato’s Land 1972 / It Can Be Done Amigo 1972 / The Godchild 1974 / God’s Gun 1976 / The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang 1979 / Welcome to Blood City 1984 / Young Guns 1988 / City Slickers 1991 / City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly’s Gold 1994 / Buffalo Girls 1995 / Monte Walsh 2003

 

The Professionals / Richard Brooks

20 Jun
The Professionals Richard Brooks

The Professionals Richard Brooks

The Professionals Rotten Tomatoes review

The Professionals Rotten Tomatoes review

The Professionals IMDB review

The Professionals IMDB review

The Professionals / Marvin

19 Jun
The Professionals Lee Marvin 2

The Professionals Lee Marvin

Marvin Western Filmography 6 The Comancheros (1961)

10 May

Marvin Western Filmography 6 The Comancheros (1961).

Marvin Western Filmography 6 The Comancheros (1961)

9MAY

Lee Marvin / John Wayne 

Lee makes it to the Top of the Mountain – A Western with John Wayne

The Commancheros banner

The Comancheros banner

The Commancheros - posters

The Comancheros – posters

… But he’s still 5th on the Bill

The Comancheros Trailer

A Western actors dream - a scene - and a drink with the Duke

A Western actor’s dream – a scene – and a drink with the Duke.

Revisionist Postering ... Lee moves to the front/

Revisionist Postering … Lee moves to the front.

The Comancheros - The Duke

The Comancheros – The Duke

Marvin and Wayne

Marvin and Wayne

The Comancheros - The End

The Comancheros – The End

Marvin Western Filmography 6 The Comancheros (1961)

9 May

Lee Marvin / John Wayne 

Lee makes it to the Top of the Mountain – A Western with John Wayne

The Commancheros banner

The Comancheros banner

The Commancheros - posters

The Comancheros – posters

… But he’s still 5th on the Bill

The Comancheros Trailer

A Western actors dream - a scene - and a drink with the Duke

A Western actor’s dream – a scene – and a drink with the Duke.

Revisionist Postering ... Lee moves to the front/

Revisionist Postering … Lee moves to the front.

The Comancheros - The Duke

The Comancheros – The Duke

Marvin and Wayne

Marvin and Wayne

The Comancheros - The End

The Comancheros – The End

Marvin Western Filmography 6 Pillars of the Sky (1956)

9 May

Lee Marvin and Jeff Chandler 

Pillars of the Sky (1956) Banner

Pillars of the Sky (1956) Banner

Pillars of the Sky (1956) posters

Pillars of the Sky (1956) posters

Marvin … 5th on the Bill

Chandler at left - Marvin at center

Marvin at center – Chandler at right

Marvin Western Filmography 5 The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953)

9 May

Lee Marvin and Randolph Scott

The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953) Banner

The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953) Banner

The Stranger Wore a Gun posters 1953

The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953) posters

The Stranger Wore a Gun 1953 Marvin and Borgnine

The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953) Marvin and Borgnine

The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953) Billing

Marvin … Billed behind Borgnine

DVD Talk – Partial Review / Review by Stuart Galbraith IV | posted August 24, 2005

http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/17309/stranger-wore-a-gun-the/

The Stranger Wore a Gun is a muddled mess made palatable by Scott’s likeable hero, a strong supporting cast, and the novelty of 3-D at its most nakedly exploitive.

Marvin Western Filmography 4 … Seven Men from Now (1956)

8 May

Lee Marvin and Randolph Scott 

7 Men from Now - Banner

7 Men from Now – Banner

7 Men from Now - Posters

7 Men from Now – Posters

Lee moves up to 3rd on the Bill …

7 Men from Now - Lee Marvin

7 Men from Now – Lee Marvin

Warning: Huge Spoiler below … 

…  Lee gets killed … 

Marvin Western Filmography 3 … The Raid (1954)

8 May

Lee Marvin and Van Heflin 

The Raid (1954) - Lee Marvin

The Raid (1954)

The Raid (1954) - Posters

The Raid (1954) – Posters

Lee moves up to 4th on the Bill

The Raid (1954) - Heflin (right) Marvin (left)

The Raid (1954) – Heflin, Graves, Marvin

The Raid (1954) - Marvin - Heflin

The Raid (1954) – Marvin – Heflin

… a change of plans …

One Line Reviews: Iain Stott

http://1linereview.blogspot.ca/2009/03/raid-1954.html

The Raid (1954)
Recommended
USA Feature Film
Director: Hugo Fregonese
Writers: Sydney Boehm, Francis Cockrell, Herbert Ravenal Sass
Cinematographer: Lucien Ballard
Composer: Roy Webb
Cast: Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone, Lee Marvin,
Tommy Rettig, Peter Graves

Fregonese’s fact based US Civil War film, chronicling a confederate soldier’s infiltration of a small town in Vermont as he prepares to sack it, complicated by his meeting of an attractive young widow, is, with its excellent performances and uncompromising scripting, a thrilling yet intelligent examination of the ambiguities of war and human relationships.

Marvin Western Filmography 2 … Gun Fury (1953)

8 May
Gun Fury (1953)

Gun Fury (1953)

Pretty lousy posters …

Gun Fury - Lee Marvin (right)

Gun Fury – Lee Marvin (right)

Marvin molesting … what? again?

Gun Fury - Sedona

Gun Fury – Sedona, Arizona

MFW: about the only thing I liked about Gun Fury was that is was filmed around Sedona, Arizona – one of my favorite places on the planet.

 

Marvin Western Filmography … Hangman’s Knot 1952

8 May
lee marvin hangman's knot

Lee marvin  / Hangman’s Knot  / 1952

lee marvin - randolf scot - hangman's knot

Randolph Scott – Lee Marvin – Hangman’s Knot / 1952

Trailer:

lee marvin hangman's knot posters

Hangman’s Knot posters / 1952

Lee is 5th on the Bill

lee marvin - hangman's knot

Lee Marvin – Hangman’s Knot

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Lee Marvin … Wandering Star

2 May

Marvin Lee -  Wandering Star

Monte Walsh … a real maverick …

2 May

Monte-Walsh Theme – Mama Cass / John Barry

“Nobody gets to be a cowboy forever.”
– Jack Palance

Monte Walsh ... Yee Haw !

Monte Walsh

Monte Walsh

Monte Walsh … a real maverick

MFW: Monte Walsh seemed to get decent promotion – lots of excellent posters –  and boasts a stellar cast … yet somehow seemed to slip under the fence.
But I believe this is one Western that will age well and eventually earn it’s rightful place at the bar.

Monte Walsh / Rotten Tomatoes

Monte Walsh / Rotten Tomatoes

MFW: “100%” from critcs and “57%” from viewers ??
That’s a pretty large canyon.
But I liked it.

Monte Walsh poster 2

Monte Walsh poster 2

Monte Walsh poster 3

Monte Walsh poster 3

Monte Walsh poster 5

Monte Walsh poster 4

Monte Walsh poster 6

Monte Walsh poster 5

marvin - palance

marvin – palance

“When we get through… you’re gonna want to take a nap, sit on the porch and wait for the mares to come callin’.”

Monte Walsh … 1970

1 May
Monte Walsh

Monte Walsh

Monte Walsh

Marvin and Palance at center

Lee …

1 May

Lee Marvin … Wandering Star 

Bad Guys of Western Film … cont’d …

Marvin Lee

Marvin  … Lee

Marvin ... Lee

Marvin … Lee

“I’ve had the simple pleasure of being present when the sun was shining and the rain was falling.
I’ve had mine, and nobody can take it away from me.”

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