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Miles Archer

(18,837 posts)
7. "Tombstone" is my pick, but "Clementine" is also AMAZING.
Wed Sep 13, 2017, 04:35 PM
Sep 2017

Read something yesterday about "Tombstone"...word is that director George Cosmatos was brought in at the suggestion of Sylvester Stallone, who had worked with him on "Cobra" and other films. I already knew that...the part that I didn't know was that he was brought in to appease the producers of the film as a "Director In Name Only," a presence to keep the suits happy, and that Kurt Russell more or less directed most of the film after the first director departed.

"Clementine" is far more understated than "Tombstone," but they hit a steady, uninterrupted level of tension and evil that runs through the entire film. Walter Brennan, in particular, is pure walking evil. Almost impossible to believe if you know him primarily from amiable roles on "The Real McCoys" and such, but in this movie he is a straight-no-chaser, dyed-in-the-wool bastard.

Watched the Costner film, and because I had seen "Tombstone" so many times, it was impossible for me to not make comparisons. Enjoyed it, but it made me want to watch "Tombstone" again, which I did.

I have not seen all of these, but I thought Val Kilmer's Doc Holiday was excellent... Thomas Hurt Sep 2017 #1
Tombstone Snackshack Sep 2017 #2
Exactly My Thoughts ProfessorGAC Sep 2017 #4
Agreed Snackshack Sep 2017 #11
"Wyatt Earp Makes Me Burp" cyclonefence Sep 2017 #3
Tombstone! Floyd R. Turbo Sep 2017 #5
I spent three years of my childhood an hour's drive away from Tombstone. Aristus Sep 2017 #6
"Tombstone" is my pick, but "Clementine" is also AMAZING. Miles Archer Sep 2017 #7
My Darling Clementine was a truly great John Ford-directed western red dog 1 Sep 2017 #9
I had a band called 'Tombstone Bound', from a song I wrote. panader0 Sep 2017 #8
No idea DFW Sep 2017 #10
Yup. pressbox69 Sep 2017 #12
The one where he burps whistler162 Sep 2017 #13
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