Great trailers, jefferson. Haven't seen those films, but they look quite intriguing, so thanks for the recommendations. And for the reminder of THE BALLAD OF CABLE HOGUE; haven't thought of that one in years - actually haven't seen it since it was released, but I remember admiring it greatly.
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Haven't seen this one, kos, but I was interested to see that it was directed by actor L. Q. Jones, a bit of surprise. Looks interesting.
For some reason it reminded me of a film with animals as the main characters, which I think is appropriate - THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY (1962). There was a remake of that in 1993, HOMEWARD BOUND: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY, which is also entertaining. Oh, and then there's THE ADVENTURES OF MILO AND OTIS (1986), which I really enjoyed.
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Came to think of this one, Roy Ward Baker's American movie Inferno 1953, where Robert Ryan is left to die in the desert by a greedy wife and her lover.
The dry wilderness was made at Mojave Desert in both Arizona and California (Is it the same that stretches into two states?).
Yes, teleadm, the Mojave desert is primarily in southeastern California and southern Nevada, but it also reaches a bit into Arizona and even into Utah. In California it's a monster landscape - home of Death Valley, and often/usually has temperatures that are deadly. Haven't seen this film, but "Inferno" is doubtless a good name for it. I'll keep an eye out for it on TCM. It makes me sweat even to think about it.
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I didn't realize there was a narrative film version of this, Lebowskidoo. It looks really interesting. I remember seeing the documentary, KON-TIKI (1950) by Thor Heyerdahl about his actual experiences in the 1960s on late-night tv. It was nominated for an Oscar and was quite a thrill to see, given that it was the amazing journey in real time. But I think I would enjoy this theatrical version, too. Thanks for the recommendation.
We read the book and watched the old film when I was in junior high, so I was very interested in seeing the new movie. It's quite good.