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Movie Poster of the Week: Burt Lancaster in Posters

Above: Italian 4-fogli for Birdman of Alcatraz. Artist: Renato Casaro.Starting today with a week-long run of Robert Siodmak’s The Killers, New York’s Film Forum is hosting a 4-week, 37-film retrospective of one of the great he-men of Hollywood. With his square jaw, gymnast’s physique, and megawatt grin, Burt Lancaster (1913–1994) must have been a boon to movie poster artists and over the years he was drawn or painted by many great affichistes. I could have curated a post on just the Italian renditions of Lancaster alone: over the years he was painted by Ercole Brini, Anselmo Ballester, Luigi Martinati, Renato Casaro, Averardo Ciriello, and many more. To mark the retrospective I have selected 50 of my favorite illustrated images of the indelible star, from his brooding film noir youth (though he was actually 33 when he made his debut in The Killers), through his serious thespian mid-period to his
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Paramount Ranch, Filming Location For Hundreds of Movies & TV Shows, Burns in California Wildfire

Paramount Ranch, which served as a filming location for nearly 500 films and television shows over the years, is the latest casualty of the wildfires that are currently sweeping across California. The historic “western town” area in the mountains outside of Los Angeles, where projects like Westworld, Gunsmoke, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and many […]

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Kevin Costner movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Dances with Wolves,’ ‘Field of Dreams,’ ‘JFK’

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Kevin Costner movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Dances with Wolves,’ ‘Field of Dreams,’ ‘JFK’
Kevin Costner has returned to the western genre which has so often brought him success. It’s not feature films this time but with the new television series “Yellowstone,” currently bringing excellent ratings to the Paramount Network. Westerns have been good to Costner at the movies, with his most successful winning him two Oscars as producer and director of “Dances with Wolves” in 1990.

Costner almost had a career that ended before it really started. After very small roles in a number of big films such as Ron Howard’s “Night Shift” and the Jessica Lange vehicle “Frances” Costner then got what could have been a star-making role. However, his role as a suicide victim in flashback scenes for “The Big Chill” was cut by director Lawrence Kasdan. The same director wou would later make it up to Costner by casting him in a showy role in the film “Silverado.”

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Blazing Saddles: An Old Western About Living in America Today

David Crow Feb 7, 2019

Mel BrooksBlazing Saddles is as timely today as it was in 1974 because it is about America’s past, present, and future.

In September 2017, a filmmaker and statesman for Hollywood days gone by named Mel Brooks gave a grim prognosis for our culture: We’d never make Blazing Saddles today. While he thinks some of his masterpieces of yore like Young Frankenstein could still exist in a modern context, Blazing Saddles would simply ruffle too many feathers.

“Never Blazing Saddles,” Brooks told BBC Radio 4, “because we have become stupidly politically correct, which is the death of comedy.” This is of course an oversimplification of the changing attitudes in our society, yet it rings with an unshakable truth. “They,” being Hollywood studios and the plethora of talent who frequent said distributors, would not touch Blazing Saddles in 2019. Which is a doggone shame since Blazing Saddles is just
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Hour of the Gun

It’s the one saga of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral that puts Western legend into proper perspective as to the nature of money, power and the law: Edward Anhalt’s vision is of a gangland turf war with sagebrush and whiskey bottles. James Garner is a humorless Wyatt Earp, matched by Jason Robards’ excellent Doc Holliday. It’s one of John Sturges’ best movies.

Hour of the Gun


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1967 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 101 min. / Street Date September 19, 2017 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store 29.95

Starring: James Garner, Jason Robards, Robert Ryan, Albert Salmi, Charles Aidman, Steve Ihnat, Michael Tolan, William Windom, Lonny Chapman, Larry Gates, William Schallert, Jon Voight.

Cinematography: Lucien Ballard

Art Direction: Alfred C. Ybarra

Film Editor: Ferris Webster

Original Music: Jerry Goldsmith

Written by Edward Anhalt

Produced and Directed by John Sturges

Producer-director John SturgesHour of the Gun was a dismal non-performer in
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Jeremy Renner To Play Another Sharpshooter In An Upcoming Film

Before Batman and Spider-man, there were American western folk heroes. Characters based off of real live people who roamed the wild west like Bufallo Bill, Jesse James and Billy the Kid. One of these western folk heroes was John Henry "Doc" Holliday, who if past films has been portrayed by Kirk Douglas, Val Kilmer and Dennis Quaid. Doc Holliday went from being a dentist to one of the deadliest gunslingers of the west. He took part in the epic gunfight at the O.K. Corral alongside Wyatt Erap, which has been featured in such films like Tombstone and Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

According to The Hollywood Repoter, PalmStar Media has optioned the rights to two novels by Mary Dora Russell one being, Doc and Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral. This book is considered to be the seminal book on Doc Holliday that chronicles his life from
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Jeremy Renner to star in wild west biopic of Doc Holliday

Author: Zehra Phelan

Holy cowboys, buckle up those spurs my friends, for on the horizon comes Jeremy Renner in a whole new version of Doc Holliday courtesy of Palmstar media after their recent optioning of the rights for Mary Doria Russell’s books Doc and A Novel of the O.K. Corral.

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It’s not the first time in movie history the story of Doc Holliday, the infamous dentist turned wild west gunslinger, has been told. There are at least fifteen films that have made the rounds since 1939 that focus on the story of Holliday who made his mark in history when he stood alongside Wyatt Earp in the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral in 1881.

The most famous of those movies being the 1957 version, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral which saw Kirk Douglas play Holliday. Holliday was also subsequently played by Dennis Quaid in 1994 version,
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Jeremy Renner to produce and star in Doc Holliday movie

Don Kaye May 3, 2017

Jeremy Renner is to visit a role on the big screen previously played by Adam West, Val Kilmer, Dennis Quaid and more...

Jeremy Renner plans to produce and star in a movie about the life of legendary gunslinger Doc Holliday, according to the Tracking Board.

The film will be based on two novels by Mary Doria Russell, Doc and Epitaph: A Novel Of The O.K. Corral, which document Holliday’s life from his days as a dentist to his stand with Wyatt Earp during the infamous shootout in Tombstone, Arizona.

Born in Georgia in 1851, John Henry 'Doc' Holliday graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery and started a practice in Atlanta, but was diagnosed with tuberculosis. Surmising that the climate of the American Southwest might be easier on him, he moved to Arizona where he became a gambler and struck up a friendship with Wyatt Earp.
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Jeremy Renner will be your huckleberry in new western about Doc Holliday

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Best known for his involvement in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, John Henry "Doc" Holliday has grown into a larger-than-life figure over the years as he's been portrayed by many great actors, including Walter Huston, Kirk Douglas, Val Kilmer, Dennis Quaid and more. It seems that we may be adding Jeremy Renner to that list as PalmStar Media has optioned the rights to two Doc... Read More...
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Giveaway – Win My Darling Clementine on Blu-ray

To celebrate the release of My Darling Clementine – on Blu-ray 27 February 2017 – we are giving away a copy courtesy of Arrow Video!

Wyatt Earp has long fascinated filmmakers. Actors from Burt Lancaster and James Stewart to Kurt Russell and Kevin Costner have played the legendary gunfighter, but no portrayal is more definitive that Henry Fonda’s in My Darling Clementine.

John Ford’s first Western since his seminal Stagecoach, My Darling Clementine ranks among the director’s finest. Telling the story of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and the friendship between Earp and Doc Holliday, Ford renders this famous tale into a lyrical masterpiece, filmed in his beloved Monument Valley and full of iconic moments.

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Travis Fimmel to play Wyatt Earp in new History anthology series

THR is reporting that Vikings star Travis Fimmel is reuniting with History for an as-yet-untitled anthology project, which explore “iconic sinners and anti-heroes throughout history”. The first instalment will tell the story of Wyatt Earp, with Fimmel taking on the role of the Old West gunslinger as we delve into Earp’s days in Dodge City through to his time as a lawman in Tombstone, Arizona – and of course the famous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

“I’ve always been fascinated with what motivates people’s transgressions and the scandalous journey into infamy,” said Fimmel, who is also executive producing, as well as writing the first episode. “I wanted to re-examine stories people think they know without the rose-colored glasses of Hollywood and let the audience decide for themselves if people like Wyatt Earp were sinners or victims of life circumstances. When it came time to bring this project together I knew History,
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Kirk Douglas Turns 100! A Look Back at the Star's Most Iconic Performances

Kirk Douglas, one of Hollywood's most celebrated icons, turns 100 on Friday, marking a milestone in a life filled with some of the best roles a star could hope for and some of the best performances anyone has ever given.

With three Oscar nominations and an honorary Lifetime Achievement Oscar under his belt, Et is taking a look back at some of Douglas' greatest films in honor of his special day.

Photos: 12 Actors' Kids Who Went On To Become Stars

1. Champion (1949)

United Artists

In one of his first leading roles, Douglas starred as a boxer named Midge Kelly, whose rise to fame and stardom in the ring brings out his vain, cruel side in his private life. The black and white noir drama earned Douglas his first of three Oscar nominations.

2. Ace in the Hole (1951)

Paramount Pictures

In this brooding, cynical noir thriller, directed by Billy Wilder, Douglas plays Chuck Tatum, a disgraced
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High Noon

Another release of the Kramer-Foreman-Zinnemann classic gives Savant another chance to make his argument that this supposedly 'liberal' movie is too confused to be anything but political quicksand -- if anything, its statement is bitterly hawkish. High Noon Blu-ray Olive Signature 1952 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 85 min. / Street Date September 20, 2016 / available through the Olive Films website / 39.95 Starring Gary Cooper, Thomas Mitchell, Grace Kelly, Katy Jurado, Lloyd Bridges, Lon Chaney Jr, Harry Morgan, Otto Kruger, Lee Van Cleef. Cinematography Floyd Crosby Production Designer Rudolph Sternad Film Editor Elmo Williams Original Music Dimitri Tiomkin Written by Carl Foreman Produced by Stanley Kramer Directed by Fred Zinnemann

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

This is my fourth time out with a review of High Noon, starting fourteen years ago with a pretty miserable Artisan DVD, then a Lionsgate 'ultimate edition,' followed by Olive Film's first, quite good Blu-ray. Olive now revisits the 1952 classic as
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The King and Four Queens

Clark Gable is still sufficiently frisky in this late career western to attract four well-chosen frontier women -- who in this case happen to be a quartet of robbers' wives, sitting on a rumored mountain of ill-gotten gains. Raoul Walsh abets the comedy-drama, as Gable's fox-in-a-henhouse tries to determine which hen can lead him to the promised golden eggs. The King and Four Queens Blu-ray Olive Films 1956 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 86 min. / Street Date May 24, 2016 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95 Starring Clark Gable, Eleanor Parker, Jo Van Fleet, Jean Willes, Barbara Nichols, Sara Shane, Roy Roberts, Arthur Shields, Jay C. Flippen. Cinematography Lucien Ballard Production Design Wiard Ihnen Film Editor Howard Bretherton Original Music Alex North Written by Richard Alan Simmons, Margaret Fitts from her story Produced by David Hempstead Directed by Raoul Walsh

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Olive's latest dip into MGM's United Artists holdings brings up the cheerful, not particularly
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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

We still love John Ford's bitter-sentimental look back at the lost Myth of the West. John Wayne and James Stewart are at least thirty years too old for their roles, but everything seems to be happening in a foggy reverie, so what's the difference, Pilgrim?  Great comedy and Lee Marvin's marvelous villain, plus the assertive 'print the Legend' message that's been hotly debated ever since. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Blu-ray Warner Home Video / Paramount 1962 / B&W / 1:85 widescreen / 123 min. / Street Date October 13, 2015 / 14.98 Starring John Wayne, James Stewart, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin, Edmond O'Brien, Andy Devine, Ken Murray, John Carradine, Jeanette Nolan, John Qualen, Willis Bouchey, Carleton Young, Woody Strode, Denver Pyle, Strother Martin, Lee Van Cleef Cinematography William H. Clothier Production Designer Eddie Imazu & Hal Pereira Film Editor Otho Lovering Original Music Cyril J. Mockridge Writing credits James Warner Bellah & Willis Goldbeck from a story by
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A Tribute To Martin Milner By John M. Whalen

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Milner as Officer Pete Malloy of the Los Angeles Police Department in the TV series "Adam-12" which ran between 1968-1975.

Actor Martin Milner passed away on September 6 at the age of 83. Milner had many TV series and feature film credits (including "Sweet Smell of Success", "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" and "Valley of the Dolls"). However, he is primarily remembered for starring in two iconic television series of the 1960s: "Route 66" and "Adam-12". Novelist and Cinema Retro contributing writer John M. Whalen provides some reflections on Milner's career. Click here to read and make sure you follow the link to his 2001 interview with Milner for the Outre web site. 
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Arrow Films announces August Blu-ray line-up

It’s the start of a new month, and as ever in film and Blu-ray circles, nothing gets the fans salivating more than the upcoming release slate from the awesome folks over at Arrow Films. Its line-up of releases for August has been unveiled (both UK and Us), and you can view all the information below, including the stand-out title, David Cronenberg’s Videodrome, which is getting a very special, limited edition release in a collector’s package.

Videodrome: Limited Edition

Combining the bio-horror elements of his earlier films whilst anticipating the technological themes of his later work, Videodrome exemplifies Cronenberg’s extraordinary talent for making both visceral and cerebral cinema. Max Renn (James Woods) is looking for fresh new content for his TV channel when he happens across some illegal S&M-style broadcasts called ‘Videodrome’. Embroiling his girlfriend Nicki (Debbie Harry) in his search for the source, his
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Brian G. Hutton 1935 - 2014

Brian G. Hutton 1935 - 2014
Brian G. Hutton, the director of classic war films Where Eagles Dare and Kelly’s Heroes, has died. He was believed to be 79.Born in 1935, the New Yorker had a brief acting career before migrating to the other side of the camera. He studied acting at Elia Kazan’s famous Actors Studio in Hell’s Kitchen, before heading to the West Coast under the patronage of legendary Casablanca producer Hal Wallis.Arriving in Los Angeles, he quickly scored theatre gigs, staging plays and teaching acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. During the mid-to-late ‘50s he landed acting roles in TV staples like Gunsmoke and Perry Mason, as well as Kirk Douglas Western Gunfight At The O.K. Corral and Elvis musical King Creole.Soon after Hutton came to the attention of Universal Studios’ New Horizons programme. The studio’s low-budget production scheme for young directors afforded him his first experience of directing work,
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What I Watched, What You Watched #219

This was a rather well-rounded week of movie watching for me as I covered several moments in cinema's history with four films. The first was this weekend's new release, The Best Man Holiday (read my review here), but then I jumped back in time with Kino's latest Blu-ray release of F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu on Blu-ray, which I will be posting a review for later this week. Then, I switched over to TCM and watched John Sturgess' take on the Wyatt Earp story in 1957's Gunfight at the O.K. Corral starring Burt Lancaster as Earp and Kirk Douglas as Doc Holliday. Having grown up first seeing this story told in 1993's Tombstone, I'm not sure any version of the story will ever appeal to me as much as that one does as I loved Val Kilmer's Holliday, but also love Kurt Russell as Earp and Powers Boothe as Curly Bill,
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Costume Stories, This Week: Edith Head and Ender’s Game

Costume news you may have missed.

Edith Head

Google’s delightful doodle to celebrate the birth of Edith Head on 28th October 1897, showcasing illustrations of her work from A Place in the Sun, White Christmas, Sex and the Single Girl, To Catch a Thief, The Birds and Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Costume preview via Trish Summerville and The New York Times – no spoilers. Look out for our own coverage soon.

Julien’s Auctions

The estate of William Travilla. Get your credit card(s) ready.


New costume Tumblr by Nicolas Magand. Mark this as essential reading forever.

Duck Dynasty

Well what did You wear for Halloween..?

Christine Bieselin Clark

Long time assistant and then co-costume designer with Michael Wilkinson discusses her career so far with Tyranny of Style, and in Part 2 her new solo project Ender’s Game.

Ender’s Game

CBC explains those
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