Tag Archives: Westerns

A MAGNIFICENT DEATH FROM A SHATTERED HAND … ?

2 Dec

Let me confess that in viewing the rather longish (9:47) informal preview (below) for A Magnificent Death from a Shattered Hand (2014) by Thomas Jane, I had to wonder if this wasn’t a hoax ?? The internet – especially YouTube – is famous for movie hoax’s – especially phony trailers for films that don’t really exist. Watch this – if you will – and you’ll see what I mean. Apart from this, it appears to be a legitimate project. I hope so, because, again we have a movie that boasts a rather excellent cast:

movie web

http://www.movieweb.com/movie/a-magnificent-death-from-a-shattered-hand
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SHATTERED HAND POSTERs

Synopsis: Excerpt from Beyond Hollywood (.com)
http://www.beyondhollywood.com/two-early-posters-for-thomas-janes-upcoming-western-a-magnificent-death-from-a-shattered-hand/

” … Thomas Jane (of “Punisher” fame) is cooking up a Western called “A Magnificent Death from a Shattered Hand” that is apparently set to go into production early 2013 for, possibly, a 2014 release.
A Magnificent Death from a Shattered Hand” will be coming to you courtesy of Jane, who co-wrote the script and will direct as well as star. Jeremy Irons and Nick Nolte are also in the cast, about “an ex-soldier [who] is relentlessly tracked down for the murder and rape of a well-to-do woman”, forcing him to “face mercenaries, tribal warriors, and women of sin to clear his name and uncover the true story behind the manhunt.”

A MAGNIFICENT DEATH FROM A SHATTERED HAND

SHATTERED HAND FORD 1

A Ford Fan

SHATTERED HAND  - Thomas Jane

SHATTERED HAND IRONS 2

SHATTERED HAND NOLTE 2

SHATTERED HAND MONUMENT VALLEY 4

Thomas Jane in Monument Valley

Nolte, Irons and Thomas Jane …. that’s pretty good stuff.

Looking forward with anticipation.

3:10 to Yuma – Felicia Farr

21 Aug

FELICIA FARR 310 TO YUMA

Felicia Farr

FELICIA FARR jubal

Felicia Farr and Glenn Ford

FELICIA FARR The Last Wagon

Felicia Farr and Richard WIdmark

FELICIA FARR The First Texan

Felicia Farr and Joel McCrea

FELICIA FARR Hellbent for Leather

Felicia Farr and Audie Murphy

Glenn Ford Westerns ______ The Desperadoes 1943

24 Jul

The Desperadoes / 1943

Not a favorite … but still interesting as part of
Glenn Ford’s Western Filmography.

IMDB Review

IMDB Review

rotten tomatoes review

Rotten Tomatoes Review … No score ?

Glenn Ford - The Desperadoes 1943

Young Glenn Ford – The Desperadoes 1943

glenn ford poster desperadoes

The Desperadoes / 1943

ford scott buchanan

glenn ford poster desperadoes 2

The Desperadoes / 1943

Los Desperadoes

Los Desperadoes

glenn ford poster desperadoes 3

The Desperadoes / 1943

les desperadoes

Les Desperadoes

Lots of promotion, smoke, and furore … if nothing else.

Moving on …

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

Robert Ryan … Professionals Cast …

5 Jul
Robert Ryan / Western Star

Robert Ryan / Western Star

Robert Ryan Western Posters

Robert Ryan Western Posters

The Professionals cast … Woody Strode Westerns Poster Filmography

4 Jul

Celebrating Woody Strode Westerns

Woody Strode Posters

Woody Strode Posters

A Western Film career spanning 35 years.

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The Lone Ranger (2013) movie reviews …

3 Jul

the lone ranger reviews

the lone ranger reviews

Woody Strode 2 …

1 Jul

The Professionals strode 4

Above: Image from Once Upon a Time in the West

The Professionals strode 5

Above: Image from The Professionals

 “If you’re a nice guy, you can walk into a room anywhere in the world.”
– Woody Strode

The Professionals strode 6

The Professionals … Woody Strode

30 Jun

The Professionals strode 1

the professionals Woody Strode 3

The Professionals strode 2

Woodrow Wilson Woolwine “Woody” Strode
(July 25, 1914 – December 31, 1994)
was a decathlete and football star who went on to become a pioneering African American film actor. He was nominated for a Golden Globe award for
Best Supporting Actor for his role in Spartacus in 1960.
He served in the US Army during World War II.
(Wikipedia)

Woody Strode Westerns

Sergeant Rutledge (1960) / Two Rode Together (1961) / The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) / The Professionals (1966) / Shalako (1968) / Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) / Boot Hill (1969) / Chuck Moll (1970) / The Deserter (1971) / The Revengers (1972) / Keoma (Django Rides Again) and (The Violent Breed) (1976) / Lust in the Dust (1985) / Posse (1993) /
The Quick and the Dead (1995)

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 !!!

Hell On Wheels Shuts Down Production Due To Calgary Floods

26 Jun

Hell On Wheels Shuts Down Production Due To Calgary Floods

http://www.cinemablend.com/television/Hell-Wheels-Shuts-Down-Production-Due-Calgary-Floods-56981.html

“Like plenty of other small screen programs, AMC’s Hell on Wheels has opted to shoot in Canada. The Calgary-based program is set to return to the schedule for an action-packed Season 3 premiere on August 3. However, recent and major floods on set may make it harder for the show to finish shooting Season 3 for a while. The show was busy filming last week when floods overtook the set, causing production to shut down. … “

Hell On Wheels Shuts Down Production Due To Calgary Floods image

WhoSay - Photo from  Anson Mount

WhoSay - Photo from  Anson Mount

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

Liberty Valance / Goodguys and Badguys …

18 Jun

Liberty Valance / Goodguys and Badguys ….

Liberty Valance / Goodguys and Badguys …

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - John Wayne

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – John Wayne

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Showdown

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – Showdown

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Showdown 2

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – Showdown

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Showdown 4

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – Showdown

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.

 

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