Tag Archives: The Appoloosa

The Appaloosa … parting shots …

4 Feb

Et tu Brando …

Screenshots: The Appaloosa 

The Appaloosa - Brando

The Appaloosa – Brando
“Amigos, Gringos, Compadres …“

The Appaloosa - Brando

The Appaloosa – Brando
“This was the noblest Gringo of them all.”

The Appaloosa - Brando

The Appaloosa – Brando
“To be, or not to be … “

The Appaloosa - Brando

The Appaloosa – Brando
“Whether ’tis nobler in the mind …”

The Appaloosa - Brando

The Appaloosa – Brando
“Alas, poor Pedro! I knew him … “

“I have decided to tell the story of my life as best I can, so that my children can separate the truth from the myths that others have created about me, as myths are created about everyone swept up in the turbulent and distorting maelstrom of celebrity in our culture.” ― Marlon BrandoSongs My Mother Taught Me


The Appaloosa Grande … Amigos …

4 Feb

3 Amigos

Don’t be fooled by their smiles …

The Appaloosa - 2 amigos

The Appaloosa – 3 amigos
John Saxon, Emilio Fernandez, Alex Montoya

… these are not your friends.

Nothing frames the face like a sombrero …
The Appaloosa - Sombero 6

The Appaloosa – Emilio Fernandez

The Appaloosa - Sombero 8

The Appaloosa – Brando

“There’s a line in the picture where he snarls, ‘Nobody tells me what to do.’ That’s exactly how I’ve felt all my life.”
Marlon Brando

The Appaloosa - Saxon Sombrero 1

The Appaloosa – John Saxon

The Appaloosa - Saxon Sombrero 2

The Appaloosa – John Saxon

“There certainly have been a lot of changes, although they come in such gradations that most people have either forgotten, or, if they’re too young, they never knew about them in the first place.”
– John Saxon

The Appaloosa - Alex Montoya

The Appaloosa – Alex Montoya

The Appaloosa - Sombero 9

The Appaloosa – Alex Montoya

The Appaloosa - Emilio Fernandez

The Appaloosa – Emilio Fernandez

The Appaloosa … American Spaghetti …

1 Feb

Close Up and Personal 

Director Sergio Leone didn’t invent Close-Up shots, but he certainly was influential in their use. This is partly why The Appaloosa is often referred to as the “American Spaghetti Western” – as Director Sidney J. Furie uses close-ups extensively. The movie was also made during the height of Spaghetti Western popularity (1966) and has more than it’s share of Mexican banditos.

Leone’s Eyes … guess who ?

Leone's Eyes ...

Leone’s Eyes …

Eastwood, Van Cleef, Wallach, Bronson

Furie’s Eyes … In your face Amigo 

The Appaloosa - Close Ups

The Appaloosa – Screen shots – uncropped 

“The truth is, whether your film is about the great mythological character you have to do right, or it’s a little movie that nobody ever heard of, you still approach it like it’s the most important thing in the world. But failing goes with the territory. Filmmakers are like gunslingers, and you don’t win every duel.”

– Sydney J. Furie

Sydney J. Furie - Director

Sydney J. Furie – Director

Brando’s Western Trilogy …

8 Jan

Westerns aren’t likely the first films that rise to mind when we mention
Marlon Brando.
Yet he made 3 pretty good ones:

One Eyed Jacks 1961


One Eyed Jacks

Malden and Brando

brando 2

One Eyed Jacks – Brando


The Appaloosa (1966)


The Appaloosa

The Appaloosa

The Appaloosa

Saxon – Brando
Scorpions for breakfast


Missouri Breaks 1976

the missoui breaks poster

The Missouri Breaks

The Missouri BreaksThe Missouri Breaks – Jack Nicholson

Almost ‘Break’ing …


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