July 30, 2008, 3:14 a.m. CST
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But I still find this column to be dull and self-indulgent.
July 30, 2008, 4:02 a.m. CST
by Alonzo Mosely
About the time Fonda and Stewart, who were long-time friends, had a full out fist fight over a political discussion one evening...
July 30, 2008, 5:24 a.m. CST
by Napoleon Park
though commenting less frequently.<p>Chumkid, why do you bother being so wrong? If it's dull to you don't read it - but the self indulgence is on the part of the cinemaphiles who devour this column like fine swiss chocolate. That nearly sounded obscene, sorry. Devour the column, heh-heh.<p>I understand that human weakness and time constraints keep some reviews shorter, but no mention of the beautiful Inger Stevens? She must not have had a good role to be overlooked like that.<p>And the man pushed to his breaking point comparisons were spot on - I loved Falling down - but how about Hoffman in "Straw Dogs"? Based on the description, this sounds like a bad "High Noon meets Straw Dogs" pastiche. Though, as you said, with Stewart and Fonda, how bad could it be?<p>Maybe it's just because of when I grew up but I read EW and TV Guide and online entertainment news - including AICN of course - and todays "stars" just feel like tabloid fodder compared to the real Movie Stars" in most of the movies written about here.<p>All the best AICN talkbacks eventually get their own pet trolls, even the Heroes and Lost TBs. Just consider Chumpy a mascot and ignore him. this is not a democracy, but my vote is, keep at it until you've seen your entire DVD collection, have to quit due to health of family obligations or until you get absolutely no comments for a month and Harry asks you to stop.<p>So when you write for AICN do they get reprint rights or can you repost these to a blog or collect them in eventual book form? This shear volume of effort and info deserves to be archived (in a form that kids with ADD who think it's dull can easily avoid.)<p>If it's the one I think it is, looking forward to the Cheyenne Social Club review. Is that the movie where Fonda has trouble trying to roll a cigarette as a running gag that pays off in the end?
July 30, 2008, 6:08 a.m. CST
I don't know why people keep telling me to stop reading this column. It's pretty stupid, since I wouldn't ever bother reading something so trite and uninteresting.
July 30, 2008, 6:25 a.m. CST
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July 30, 2008, 6:27 a.m. CST
else we'll come round to your house and give you a shave and a haircut.
July 30, 2008, 6:37 a.m. CST
by Grammaton Cleric Binks
Michael Douglas was one bad ass geek in that flick. "you missed."
July 30, 2008, 7:59 a.m. CST
Quint, 'Firecreek' is a favorite western of mine. Complete agreement; the last reel and Jimmy Stewart are both great. Continue to really love this column. Went out and bought 'In Harm's Way' yesterday based on your recommendation. Keep it up Quint.
July 30, 2008, 9:18 a.m. CST
looks like they used the same wardrobe. Was one a sequel, and if so, is it based in a universe where people don't change clothes?<p> Also, Fonda is an over-rated bit-part character actor, and nothing more. I continue to fail to see what people are talking about when they fawn over his movies and throw laurels at his tomb. Meh, he's another guy in a huge auditorium full of character actors. He's no James Stewart.
July 30, 2008, 4:04 p.m. CST
Jack Nicholson has (I'm guessing here) met every single movie star who has lived over the past 50 years. Think about it - that's a pretty fucking impressive list - but when he was asked what star left him speechless his response was Fred Astaire. Makes sense - Astaire's height of popularity would have been when Jack was a child.
July 30, 2008, 5:01 p.m. CST
looks like he's in the middle of taking the biggest shit in the history of mankind. that or he has some clamps around his testicles.
July 30, 2008, 5:07 p.m. CST
That's basically the movie this wants to be. Stewart gets his ass kicked for no good reason, spends the movie figuring out how he's going to kick some royal ass in return. The whole string of westerns Stewart and Anthony Mann made in the 50s-- Winchester '73, The Naked Spur, The Far Country, etc.-- are top notch, mean and dark in tone and visually interesting (all location shot).
July 30, 2008, 8:34 p.m. CST
by Horned One
Just brilliant. I can almost see Sir Laurence Olivier speaking the words: "you sir are a liar and I can see your pants are on fire."
July 31, 2008, 4:03 a.m. CST
http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=FaxjpQARxWo - I couldn't find any Larry Olivier, but this is just as splendid. The guy with him is English character actor Ronnie Fraser, btw....