Post by Primemovermithrax Pejorative on Dec 26, 2019 5:00:36 GMT
My favorite film of his is the ST. VALENTINE'S DAY MASSACRE, especially the scene where he gets into a lengthy fight with his girlfriend.
"Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow." Frankenstein
Remember him being the lead in a period comedy-caper named The Southern Star (1969). Kind of a oddball pastiche of cliffhanger adventures and safari flicks, he played the soldier-of-fortune part opposite female lead Ursula Andress. Oh and Orson Welles played the villain.
Post by The Herald Erjen on Dec 26, 2019 15:52:48 GMT
He had a rather good career in the 60's and 70's, better than a lot of actors get. His movies were constantly playing on TV, but the only one I remember seeing on the big screen was "Fun with Dick and Jane." I saw a bunch of them on the small screen though, including "Rollercoaster" which stands out in my memory for some reason.
And another thing....Dolly had braces in "Moonraker."
One of my Swedish TV chanels shows re-runs of Just Shoot Me over and over, but he is very funny as the publisher.
Invitation to a Gunfighter 1964, some say it was a too psychological western, but I thought it was a good movie. King Rat 1965, is a great prison camp movie, maybe a bit overlooked nowdays since it's in black-and-white. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 1966, great as he is caugth between the razor tongues between Liz and Dick. No Way to Treat a Lady 1968, enjoyable who-done-it. The Bridge at Remagen 1969, not bad WW2 action movie.
Rollercoaster 1977, he was like a sixties guy cought in a late disaster movie, and enjoyable, using a bit unconventtional methods.
If you happen to watch this particular scene, try to imagine the difficulty of having to actually shoot it, and cut it all together in a semi-coherent way, if you had been the director in charge of it........Robert Altman (and his editor) do a GREAT job of making all these different angles and edits fit together perfectly, resulting in a scene that effortlessly just seems to "flow".......something that, in the hands of a lesser director, probably would have been just a BIT more messy......just one of those subtle things that we as movie watchers rarely tend to notice when done right, but almost ALWAYS notice when done poorly!