9 items from 2017
Although the picture takes place a couple of months after the end of World War II in the year 1945, Bad Day at Black Rock is really a western. The setting is a desert town that’s barely a whistle stop for a train that hasn’t halted there in four years; the main street looks as if it’s right out of Dodge City, and the opening credits are designed in big, colorful, bold words that spread across the wide CinemaScope screen. Even director John Sturges is primarily known for his many westerns.
Good Guy Spencer Tracy rides into town—on that train—and is met with inexplicable hostility from everyone he meets. All he wants is to find a guy named Komoko—a Japanese farmer who supposedly lives just out of town. Most of the residents seem afraid to help Tracy. The ones who »
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David Crow May 9, 2017
Errol Flynn is one of Hollywood’s very first action stars. Known for his dashing good looks (and his notorious after hours affairs), Flynn enjoyed a swashbuckling career in Hollywood throughout the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, famously defining the pirate subgenre with turns in Captain Blood (1935) and The Sea Hawk (1940), and going West, young man, for the genre’s first Technicolor extravaganza Dodge City (1938), as well as the classic piece of historical revisionism that is They Died With Their Boots On (1941). Of course, to many, he simply remains the definitive Prince of Thieves from The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). Sorry, Kevin.
But Flynn had plenty of adventures before he fell into movie song, drink, and lechery. And it appears it will be getting »
A showdown’s a’ comin’! Not on the main street of Dodge City, but at the multiplex once again. The final throw down between the hero and villain has been a staple of cinema since its earliest days, mainly in action films and primarily the western. There have been countless screen versions of that infamous incident , the gunfight at the O.K. Corral (the most famous being the Kirk Douglas/Burt Lancaster 1950’s classic) . This most likely inspired many other “oaters”, the most celebrated being the iconic 1952 High Noon (which garnered an Oscar for star Gary Cooper). It’s set in real-time as the clock ticks to 12, while Will Kane readies himself for the arrival of the Miller gang. We’ve seen this plot used in many other genres, providing extra excitement to the final acts of every movie hero’s exploits from Rocky to Bond to Batman. But it »
- Jim Batts
The film industry goes back to the beginning of the 20th century, and most experts still maintain that 1939 is the greatest single year in movie history. At no other point in the long chronicle of the film industry has Hollywood had such an ability to draw in and hold and audiences. Cinelinx looks at 1939.
In 1939, Americans bought an incrediblel 80 million movie tickets per week. There were 365 films released by the major studios in the United States during 1939. That’s an average of one film each a day. If you went to the theater every day, you’d never have to see the same movie twice. And the best part is that most of them were good.
The American Film Institute, along with such critics as Pauline Kael, Siskle & Ebert, Leonard Maltin and others have dubbed 1939 as the cinema's best single year ever. Looking back, its hard to argue with that opinion. »
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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, »
- Gary Collinson
I know my TV Fanatics, and you are all up to date on the latest Vikings news.
So, proceed at your own risk. There is a spoiler ahead if you've been a poor Vikings fan and your head has been in the sand.
Since I watched what I'm avoiding talking about over the Christmas holiday, hopefully you've either watched or turned back by now. And...we're off!
What's his next project you ask?
It's very exciting. Even if you haven't been a fan of his previous work, you'll be able to see the value to his project.
It's based on an original idea by Fimmel, and he's written the first episode and is also going to be executive producing and starring in a new anthology series.
The scripted series »
- Carissa Pavlica
Travis Fimmel is returning to History.
Weeks after his Vikings character Ragnar was killed off, Fimmel and of the A+E Networks channel are reteaming for an anthology drama, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The untitled project, which is currently in development, will center on Wyatt Earp and other iconic sinners and anti-heroes throughout history. The first installment will tell the story of Earp, from his days in violent Dodge City and his complex relationships with Doc Holliday and Bat Masterson, to the events of the legendary gunfight at the Ok Corral.
Fimmel conceived of the project and penned the first episode. »
- Kate Stanhope
Fimmel is teaming up with the network to develop a scripted anthology series that tells the stories of Wyatt Earp and other iconic sinners and anti-heroes throughout history. The actor, who brought the idea to the network and A+E Studios, wrote the first episode and will executive produce and star as Wyatt Earp.
The series’ first installment will focus on Earp, from his days in Dodge City and his relationships with Doc Holliday and Bat Masterson, to the real story of what happened during the legendary gunfight at the Ok Corral.
“Travis is a remarkable actor and we’re honored to continue our relationship with him after his recent magnetic performance on ‘Vikings’,” said Arturo Interian, History’s Svp of scripted programming. “Just as Travis brought a completely fresh and unexpected approach to his »
- Debra Birnbaum
A Kansas family is reeling after a game warden shot their “extraordinary” pet deer multiple times in the yard of their farm.
Taryn Mcgaughey captured footage of a Dodge City, Kansas, game warden following the deer named Faline around the yard. One shot is heard before Taryn bursts into tears and stops recording. She says the game warden then went on to shoot the deer four more times.
“They followed her around our horse pen. The first shot in the leg by a handgun,” Taryn tells People. “And then they followed her around our property shooting her four more times »
- Katherine Richter
9 items from 2017
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