Sept. 24, 2008, 2:36 a.m. CST
Sept. 24, 2008, 3:31 a.m. CST
David Thomson's The New Biographical Dictionary of Film for a great write up on the great Robert Ryan.
Sept. 24, 2008, 4:59 a.m. CST
This sounds like a good movie, Quint, I miss my TCM and the OLD AMC
Sept. 24, 2008, 5:38 a.m. CST
They try to hard with the whole nightmarish scenario - wandering round wildly trying to escape and into 'a different world' ta da! It seems the most conscious attempt to fit in overt expressionist ideas but I think he should have focussed on a more taut portrayal of guilt. So - decent idea, started well, excellent performances but lost its way.
Sept. 24, 2008, 9:12 a.m. CST
I hesitate to feed a troll, but please. Everyone who reads and comments on AMAD regularly exalts this as the best feature on AICN right now. Stop trying to bring it down. Most of us can relate to picking up more DVDs than we have time to watch. They're pretty cheap right now, in case you haven't noticed.
Sept. 24, 2008, 10:10 a.m. CST
I never would have sought out this title if not for this column. Keep up the good work Quint!
Sept. 24, 2008, 11:02 a.m. CST
by Grammaton Cleric Binks
That sucker is almost three hours long.
Sept. 24, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST
From the loosk of it a LOT of these films are from box sets, collected by actor or genre. As such, they're not actually going to be that expensive per movie, and he's going to end up with a lot of films he hasn't seen or even heard of before. I doubt he's just buying unseen films at random.
Sept. 24, 2008, 12:42 p.m. CST
I've never "boughten" a DVD... Is that anything like buying one?
Sept. 24, 2008, 6:55 p.m. CST
This is one of my all time favorites. I am a huge Robert Ryan fan, and also a fan of Van Heflin (he is also great in the original 3:10 to Yuma and the Prowler). One of the reasons I think this movie has such a hold on me is because you can tell that Zinnemann had such strong feelings for the film. He fled Europe during WWII but his parents couldn't leave and died in the holocaust. Survivor guilt permeates this film, a feeling Mr. Zinnemann knew all to well. I just wish you mentioned Mary Astor's great performance in the film.
Sept. 24, 2008, 10:56 p.m. CST
by Red Dawn Don
My most favoite movie memory of Robert Ryan is his role in THE OUTFIT. RR plays the head of the mob (the outfit) that Robert Duvall is robbing out of revenge. The outfit murdered RD's brother. RD has a great crime partner in Joe Don Baker. The ending was so COOL with the sudden "unemployment" of the bodyguards and the escape through police lines by dressing as ambulance drivers. I loved THE OUTFIT long before Quenton (sp?) Tarantino praised it.