Nov. 21, 2008, 12:47 a.m. CST
ever. From Here to Eternity, Gundown at the OK Corral, Sweet Smell of Success, Castle Keep, shit I could go on all day. He needs to be elevated back to his rightful throne as joint ruler of the world with Clint and Bronson.
Nov. 21, 2008, 12:49 a.m. CST
dares correct the title "Gundown at the O.K. Corral" to "Gunfight..." and make me look like an ass in the process...I'll post in capital letters until they regret it!
Nov. 21, 2008, 1:47 a.m. CST
The reak story of Stroud , si nothing like this movie... However , I must say , that Lancaster actually gives a decent performance ( second best IMO after The Leopard) He's usually too forced . But he finds a way to lay back in this role !
Nov. 21, 2008, 2:04 a.m. CST
...but right after I watched it I used the internet research to find out about the real "birdman" and he was a total piece of shit. I haven't seen the movie since.
Nov. 21, 2008, 2:07 a.m. CST
That is "Brute Force", hands down. And Hume Cronyn is awesome as the villain. And yes the real "birdman" Stroud was a dick.
Nov. 21, 2008, 3:50 a.m. CST
Do you find yourself more impressed with the Golden Age of Hollywoods greats? Like the Hawk, Capra, and Ford films? Does the ability of James Cagney, Burt Lancaster, Humprey Bogart and John Wayne show you how much of a range they had as actors?<p> When I was a kid, there was a show on PBS called Matinee at the Bijou. It recreated the Saturday afternoon event that my gradparents and parents went through. The serials, The cartoons, the Shorts and the features. It wasn't always great stuff...but it made me appreciate why those creators were held in high esteem. They created the vocabulary of film.
Nov. 21, 2008, 5:47 a.m. CST
Ann-Margret and Tuesday Weld in the same movie....
Nov. 21, 2008, 5:54 a.m. CST
I just revisited the Best Seller talkback and saw you'd left a shout-out to me, re: time-frame for posting your reviews. Methinks with giving up smoking (cold turkey) I am losing track of time and perhaps my mind. ...Situation exacerbated by my big love for Best Seller and curiosity to hear your take... hence the pressure for you to deliver. No offense. I'm really enjoying AMAD -- I used to do the same thing, many years ago. I'd force myself to get up two hours early and watch a movie before work. I'm thinking I might get back into it. All the best buddy Cinemaniac
Nov. 21, 2008, 5:59 a.m. CST
by Gungan Slayer
This is a good movie; one of Lancaster's best. And yes, he is a badass.
Nov. 21, 2008, 7:41 a.m. CST
I can hardly wait 'til you get to see White Heat and Petrified Forest. Oh man are you in for a treat!
Nov. 21, 2008, 9:22 a.m. CST
by Wyatt Wingfoot
Throw this sorry-ass muther-fuckin' "graphic artist" in Alcatraz. Or Gitmo. Nauseating.
Nov. 21, 2008, 10:58 a.m. CST
Man, you're in for a treat.
Nov. 21, 2008, 11:46 a.m. CST
Luke, definitely. I've always had a healthy respect for them in my limited exposure to their work, but especially John Wayne has impressed me with his range. He's not known for it, but there's a lot of depth to work, even if he is always "John Wayne" just like Bogart is always "Bogart" and De Niro is always "De Niro." What I'm finding more, though, is that the filmmaking on most of these films, especially the noirs, isn't so locked into their era, that on many of these films you don't have to put yourself into a mindset of watching them as products of their time and place... In short, seeing films that are timeless, either in part or full, has re-energized my passion of film as an artform.<BR><BR>Cinemaniac, no problem. Glad you're enjoying the column!
Nov. 21, 2008, 11:55 a.m. CST
was nothing like the person Lancaster plays in the movie. He was an unrepentant pedophile who when he wasn't busy with his birds spent his time writing stories about molesting young boys.
Nov. 21, 2008, 1:15 p.m. CST
when we lost him. He could potray the scariest meanest son-of-a-bitch to ever walk the earth, and then turn around and flash that million dollar smile and with a twinkle in those intense yet soft eyes, he'd make you feel like you were his most favorite grandchild in the whole wide world.<p> God what a talent that man was.
Nov. 21, 2008, 1:16 p.m. CST
the next 5 movies are absolute winners. Hope you like them.
Nov. 21, 2008, 9:02 p.m. CST
I seem to have misplaced my Gangsters V. 1 box set. I've spent 2 hour searching for it, so I'm having to do an emergency re-construction of the list... I'm going to follow Frankenheimer and Lancaster to The Train today instead of jumping to Cagney, which pisses me off a little bit, but I hear The Train is fucking fantastic, so no big deal. Stay tuned!
Nov. 22, 2008, 3:08 a.m. CST
We got your back...The Train I might have seen. That's the one set in Japan Right?
Nov. 22, 2008, 4:33 a.m. CST
love the birdman of alcatraz. For me the theme of this movie is conformity. Malden's character doesn't give a rats ass about the amazing scientific accomplishments of Lancaster's character while in prison. In Malden's eyes Lancaster has failed to be rehabilitated simply because he never learns to conform. Lancaster is always bucking the system and breaking prison rules which just pisses the Warden off. Kind of reminds me of the rumored relationship between J. Edgar and Albert Einstein. Allegedly Hoover had it out for Einstein because he didn't consider him an ideal citizen.
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