Musical Intermission

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  1. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    Loved this movie, have watched it countless times over the years – Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson – Coburn, Eli Wallach, Robert Vaughn – the tale and the talent fitted together so beautifully well.

    I have not watched, and will never watch, the recent attempt to re-make this classic. What possessed the makers/entrepreneurs such that they thought one could show a modern imitation of Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen?

  2. NoFixedAddress

    lol currencylad

    you win.

  3. Gab

    I LOVED this movie as kid. And that theme song, I’d know it anywhere.

    Oh and LOL for the posting !

  4. Ubique

    CL, rub it in! 😂😂😂

  5. Rex Mango

    One crucial moment in this movie when Yul Brynner & Steve McQueen about to deliver the dead dude, to the cemetery & you realise why Steve McQueen was the king of cool. Watch as Steve McQueen shakes the shotgun cartridges & he steals the scene. Steve McQueen was in the Marines (I think), but the way he does random stuff like mucking round with his ammunition would’ve got the big star Brynner mighty upset.

  6. Rex Mango

    hat tip the great man Mark Steyn.

  7. C.L.

    I’ve seen the re-make.
    Like everything out of Hollywood these days, it is mean and nasty, soulless and cynical.

  8. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Some History at 12:28 am:

    “7-0”

    Duh! I gathered there was some hidden meaning from the remarks as they emerged but could not see it. Mick – thick as … .

    Mind you, I do not see the High Court judges as heroic, magnificent or remarkable. They did the job they are there to do – dispassionate objective application of the law. After reading the material from the judgement, the appeal and the submissions to the High Court my inexpert view was that they must allow the appeal and acquit. The fact that they did nonetheless surprised me.

  9. Rex Mango

    Mick you are on the money. Happy days & rare that so much common sense comes out of the highest court in the land.

  10. Some History

    C.L. does very clever titles/headers. 🙂

  11. WolfmanOz

    Mick Gold Coast QLD
    #3399110, posted on April 7, 2020 at 11:15 pm
    Loved this movie, have watched it countless times over the years – Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson – Coburn, Eli Wallach, Robert Vaughn – the tale and the talent fitted together so beautifully well.

    I have not watched, and will never watch, the recent attempt to re-make this classic. What possessed the makers/entrepreneurs such that they thought one could show a modern imitation of Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen?

    100% spot on . . . but don’t forget Brad Dexter !

    Also one of the great film scores – in any other year would have won the Oscar, but Exodus won (film not so good but the score was also magnificent).

  12. nfw

    Made me think of a certain brand of cigarettes.

  13. Bruce

    And on a smaller scale, (no, not a MINOR scale):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=25&v=ldoaWAz64KA&feature=emb_logo

    In a similar vein, but on a larger scale:

  14. a happy little debunker

    Who could forget Horst Buchholz?

  15. Viva

    Great dialogue (know chunks of it by heart) , great acting, great score.

    I had a big crush on Britt (James Coburn)

  16. John A

    nfw #3399444, posted on April 8, 2020 at 7:52 am

    Made me think of a certain brand of cigarettes.

    Shh, you’ll upset the purists who think that the Lone Ranger theme is some classical thing about umm, the Swiss Alps I think 🙂

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