Director Charles Matthau and actor Crispin Glover discuss the film adaptation of Elmore Leonard's novel “Freaky Deaky. ” Charles Matthau talks about the.
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Written by the American Jewish screenwriter and novelist Ben Hecht (1894–1964) and Charles MacArthur, both former Chicago crime reporters, the play's gallows humor mocks Jews, African-Americans, gays, and other minorities. Since its 1928 premiere
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Truman Capote once remarked, “My primary thing is that I'm a prose writer. I don't think film is the greatest living thing”; nonetheless, his legacy is in many ways defined by his complex relationship with cinema, Hollywood, and celebrity itself. In Truman Capote: A Literary Life at the Movies, Tison Pugh explores the author and his literature through a cinematic lens, skillfully weaving the most relevant elements of Capote's biography— including his highly flamboyant public persona and his friendships and feuds with notable stars—with insightful critical analysis of the films, screenplays, and adaptations of his works that composed his fraught relationship with the Hollywood machine. Capote's masterful short stories and novels ensure his status as an iconic author of the twentieth...
As the title of this post and the picture above will tell you, we saw "The Magnificent Seven" this afternoon, and I have to say that we both liked it, and The Grandstander gives it three stars on his always reliable scale. This movie is, of course, and remake of the 1960 classic western that was directed by John Sturges and starred, among others, Yul Brenner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, and James Coburn. This version was directed by Antoine Fuqua and stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Ethan Hawk. A beautiful young woman (Haley Bennett), widowed when her husband was killed by the vile Sarsgaard, appeals to bounty hunter Washington, who then puts together his "magnificent seven" to save the town. It's a familiar theme that has been told countless times ever since Hollywood began churning out westerns. This one is beautifully filmed, and there is lots of action in it. And violence. Lots of people die in this one. Well, this summer a remake of 1959's epic "Ben-Hur" was released and if you blinked, you missed it. It bombed big time with the critics and audiences, and it was gone after a week in the theaters. "Magnificent Seven" seems to have been given a better fate, critics may not be in love with it, but most liked it, and it grossed $34. 7 million in it's first week of release. Some remakes are bad. On the other hand, a few years back, a remake of the John Wayne Oscar winner "True Grit" was made that starred Jeff Bridges. Sometimes a different spin can be put on a movie and a great improvement can be realized. In 1931, a movie version of the Charles MacArthur-Ben Hecht play. "The Front Page" was made that starred Pat O'Brien and Adolph Menjou. It is a fairly well regarded movie, although I confess that I can't remember ever seeing it. In 1940, however, Howard Hawks did a remake of the movie, but made one of the reporters a female, cast Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell as the leads, and... In 1974, one of the great directors of all time, Billy Wilder, took another stab at "The Front Page", and it became one of Wilder's more forgettable movies. It starred Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, and Carol Burnett. My memory of that version was that Wilder felt the need to have Lemmon and Matthau used the f-word way, way too often. Not a good movie. One of the more charming romantic comedies of the last twenty years or so was "You've Got Mail" with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Great movie, and most people who saw it didn't realize that it had been done in 1940 as "The Shop Around the Corner" with James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan. That one shows up often on TCM fairly often, and both versions of this story are delightful. Denzel Washington seems to be making a career of doing remakes. "Magnificent Seven" is the third one he has done. The first was a remake of "The Manchurian Candidate", and it was completely forgettable. The original with Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, and Angela Lansbury is one of the great political thrillers of all time. All the new version proved was that this was one instance where it was losing proposition to mess with the original. In 2009, Washington also did a remake of 1974's "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three", which starred Walter Matthau. All I remember about the '09 version was a lot more cursing. I'll never watch it again, but I'll watch the Matthau version every time it is shown on TCM. It looks like he will do better with the "Magnificent Seven" than he will do with those other two. I suppose that there are lots of reasons to do remakes. Sometimes a director thinks he can say something "different" with the material, and sometimes, the film maker may even be right about that. In all instances, the movie going public will be the final judge of whether or not it was a good idea to remake a movie. And, of course, one of the great by-products of all of these remakes is that it might send the audience back to look at the originals. As for me, I am going to see where I can rent, buy, or stream the 1960 "Magnificent Seven" (which itself was a remake of a Japanese classic movie, "The Seven Samurai) sooner, rather than later. Remakes are made (as well as sequels) because the Hollywood moguls of today treat audiences like politicians do. like we are all little children in kindergarten. They believe that we need to be told what to do and what to see, and using titles and stories that are already pre-sold and.
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Matthau at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Freaky Deaky. Born: Charles Marcus Matthau (1962-12-10) December 10, 1962 (age 53) New York City, New York, U.S.
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Charles Marcus „Charlie“ Matthau (* 10. Dezember 1962 in New York City, New York) ist ein US-amerikanischer Filmschauspieler und Filmregisseur.
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