Daniel Buck
Re: Should have noted
Sun Sep 04, 2022 20:56

Different, definitely yes, but better, probably not since it's more of a comedy than a drama. Anyway, as I recall William Goldman was hung on Newman as Cassidy.

As for really different, when Steve McQueen fell through, two other names bandied about were Marlon Brando and Jack Lemon.

  • Should have notedolds, Sun Sep 04 2022 19:11
    that Dean, ironically, was to play the Kid in the 1958 film "The Left-handed Gun," but was killed in a car crash prior to filming and was replaced by Paul Newman. He, Dean, also was slated to play Rocky... more
    • Re: Should have noted — Daniel Buck, Sun Sep 04 2022 20:56
      • There's no gainsayingolds, Mon Sep 05 2022 10:31
        that Newman and Redford shared a combustible "chemistry" that sparked on screen, both in "Butch Cassidy" and "The Sting." There was a kind of spontaneous back-and-forth energy between them that seemed... more
        • Re: There's no gainsayingerik hewitt, Mon Sep 05 2022 22:42
          Dean was in three movies. Newman had Redford. Lemon had Matthau. Brando was Brando. Dean had Sal Mineo. Hardly a Jack Nicholson.
        • Lemmon's one & onlyJerry Prather, Mon Sep 05 2022 12:21
          Howdy olds, I saw the movie COWBOY in my local theater when it first came out. I think this was Jack Lemmon's only big screen Western(thankfully). I totally enjoyed it in 1958, but when I have tried to... more
          • You can addolds, Mon Sep 05 2022 17:09
            me to the list of those who have not seen Vidal's 1955 "The Death of Billy the Kid." Wonder what if any is the connection there to the 1989 Val Kilmer Kid TV film, also written by Vidal. I have seen... more
          • ps: Three GravesJerry Prather, Mon Sep 05 2022 14:44
            Just watched the Zane Grey Theatre episode "Three Graves". Jack Lemmon rides into a town where no guns are allowed. He concocts a scheme to take over the town and gain the riches he assumes will follow.... more
            • Here's JackJerry Prather, Tue Sep 06 2022 7:12
              I found that this has recently been added on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrOJPxQStsY
              • Geej whiz, Jerryolds, Tue Sep 06 2022 15:04
                Imagine my disappointment when I clicked on your post entitled "Here's Jack" only to discover that the Jack you were referring to was Lemmon. (Yes, I know, that that was the subject at hand.) For me, as... more
                • A musical interlude for JackJerry Prather, Wed Sep 07 2022 7:44
                  Bruce, I didn't recognize the name Colin Hay, but Men At Work certainly rang a bell. Had not heard the song for quite a while. It and several others from them are great. So, here's "Looking For Jack":... more
                • Will the real Jack please stand upJerry Prather, Tue Sep 06 2022 15:49
                  Well, the real Jack actually was in the back of my mind when I wrote that. How could he not be? With inappropriate casting being discussed, how horrible would it have been if after that axe chopped the... more
            • Yes, andolds, Mon Sep 05 2022 17:12
              Lee Remick and Shirley McLaine. (By the way, my mis-spelling of Lemmon in the prior post was inadvertent. No aspersion cast.)
        • Re: There's no gainsayingDaniel Buck, Mon Sep 05 2022 10:46
          Goldman's most well known advice, about Hollywood, was “Nobody knows anything...... Not one person in the entire motion picture field knows for a certainty what's going to work. Every time out it's a guess... more
          • On the subject of non-Western actors...Bob Cash, Mon Sep 05 2022 17:57
            While it is almost impossiile for me to turn off a Jack Lemmon film when I come across one, I'm pretty sure I would want to if I happend on one of the Western y'all describe. I loved Dean Martin (minus... more
            • A saddle sore Chairman of the BoardJerry Prather, Tue Sep 06 2022 10:22
              Bob, there were also such stinkers as Johnny Concho, 4 For Texas(with Dean Martin), Sergeants 3(with the whole rat pack along for the ride and Sammy as Gunga Din! Directed by John Sturges!) The Kissing... more
              • Re: A saddle sore Chairman of the BoardBob Cash, Tue Sep 06 2022 13:40
                Jerry, you and Olds are not making my day. I do remember some of these titles. Maybe I've seen parts of them, but just blocked it from my memory. I know EVERYBODY loves RIO BRAVO, but me. Same for SHANE,... more
            • Bob, I think he did actually.olds, Mon Sep 05 2022 18:42
              Does the title "Dirty Dingus Mcgee" ring any bells? Never seen it myself, despite the delectable, late Michelle Carey being in it. The 1965 movie, the screenplay of which was written by Joseph Heller,... more
              • Re: Bob, I think he did actually.Bob Cash, Tue Sep 06 2022 12:03
                Olds, your post forces me to publicly confess to something I'm sure anyone who has known me for any amount of time is already aware of, but nevertheless, I have tried to hide. I have no culture. I am an... more
                • Nah, you're notolds, Tue Sep 06 2022 14:26
                  uncultured, not if you've read "Catch 22" a bunch of times and laugh until you cry. I seldom laugh or cry when reading a book, but when I read "Catch-22" the first time, I surprised myself. (Philip Roth's... more
          • Well, Altman'solds, Mon Sep 05 2022 17:45
            correct. Whether film or book or painting or musical composition, you as the maker have no way of knowing in advance if what you are making is going to "click," even less so if it is going to "stick."... more