The Traveling Executioner (1970) - News Poster


Fat City

John Huston sets the bar for director-driven quality filmmaking of the early 1970s. Stacy Keach is a punchy boxing bum who teams up with the ambitious newcomer Jeff Bridges; the glowing discovery is the amazing Susan Tyrell, film history's most convincingly caustic floozy-alcoholic, bar none. Her voice can peel paint, but we love her dearly. Fat City Blu-ray Twilight Time Limited Edition 1972 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 100 min. / Street Date September 8, 2015 / available through the Twilight Time Movies / 20.95 Starring Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, Susan Tyrrell, Candy Clark, Nicholas Colasanto, Art Aragon, Curtis Cokes, Sixto Rodriguez Cinematography Conrad L. Hall Production Designer Richard Sylbert Film Editor Walter Thompson Original Music Kris Kristofferson, Marvin Hamlisch (supervisor) Written by Leonard Gardner from his novel <Produced by John Huston, Ray Stark Directed by John Huston

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

This rewarding show is a fine opportunity to catch up on two great talents, John Huston and Stacy Keach.
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R.I.P. Neil Travis

Neil Travis, who won an Oscar for Best Editing for Dances With Wolves, died March 28 of natural causes at his home in Arroyo Grande, Calif. He was 75. With a career that spanned more than four decades, the native Angeleno began his entertainment business career as an assistant editor at Paramount Studios while he was in his early 20s. Travis subsequently worked as a second editor for a Fox television series and shortly was offered a position to help edit The Traveling Executioner. His TV work continued and in 1977, Travis won an Emmy for his work on the groundbreaking miniseries Roots. Travis eventually edited more than 25 blockbuster features including No Way Out, Patriot Games, Deceived, Clear And Present Danger and Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines. In 2010 he received the American Cinema Editors Career Achievement Award. Travis is survived by his wife, Ruth and two children, Michael and Michelle. Services will
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