Good movie. One of my favorite westerns.
The Great Gatsby 1974 version
I'd just finished reading the book a couple of nights ago (I never had to read it in high school so I thought it was time) so when I finished I thought I'd start with the original movie. I'm watching & we get to the scene when we first meet Myrtle & her husband George. I keep looking at George trying to figure out where I've seen him before & literally a day later in the car today I realized IT'S SCOTT WILSON, HERSHEL FROM WALKING DEAD!!
I knew Scott Wilson had a career way before Walking Dead, but when he spent many weeks in my living room on my TV as Hershel looking like Santa Claus it's hard to remember he was in some great movies when he was younger. Handsome man too.
I gotta say despite many people saying they didn't like the book, I liked the book. But I could totally see if I had been assigned it at 16 in high school I would've hated it then.
The movie has a great cast, Robert Redford looking ridiculously handsome, Mia Farrow every bit a perfect flapper, Bruce Dern as her horrid husband, Scott Wilson , Sam Waterston as the book's narrator Nick, heck, it even had a small cameo by Edward Herrmann (aka Richard Gilmore, the patriarch of the show The Gilmore Girls).
But it just wasn't the book & it's not presented like the book is where Nick is narrating the whole thing & disgusted by yet drawn to Gatsby.
I'll get around to DiCaprio's version eventually.
Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, the best damn little band you should be listening to!
"There are no mistakes, only happy little accidents." - Bob Ross
Amazing movie. Mark Wahlberg is just outstanding, as an actor and director.
The movie really hit home because I was living in Boston (Newton) at the time of the bombing. The first bomb went off was just one block from a friends condo. The Stata Building, where Police Officer that was shot and killed is where I used to teach at MIT. And the neighborhood in Wwatertown, where the shoot out happened and the youngest brother was hiding out, was just blocks from a good friend's home. So watching the movie literally threw me for a loop. And I was in a complete teary meltdown at one point. Even my husband, who did not live in Boston at that time when we dated, was a mess watching it. But that is good, the movie did what it was supposed to do.
Rolling Thunder (1977)
A POW, Major Charles Rane (William Devane) accompanied by Sergeant Johnny Vohden (Tommy Lee Jones) returns from Vietnam to San Antonio and a hero's welcome. Later, he is met in his home by border outlaws demanding money, who mangle his hand in a garbage disposer and shoot his family, killing his wife and son and leaving Rane for dead. After recovery, Rane, sporting a sharpened hook for his destroyed hand, sets out for vengeance, with help from Vohden.
I first saw this revenge movie several years ago. I wasn't as impressed this time as the first time, but I still enjoyed it.