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Robert Mitchum has never won an Oscar, and most people who pretend to be serious about movies overlook him in their lists of great actors. But he has an extraordinary manner.
He brings an easy, lazy authority to a role. You can't imagine him on a stage; he's a creature of movies, inhabiting all those B-grade RKO Radio Pictures from our memories of the s. Indeed, he hasn't made many great movies. The ones we remember him from are the really superior action pictures: "Thunder Road," " Cape Fear " , " El Dorado. Two generations from now, Mitchum pictures will be revived for festivals, and he'll have a cult like Bogart's.
The cult, in fact, is already producing its first documents. Richard Thompson has an evocative article on Mitchum in the current December magazine, and last month's issue of US, the paperback magazine edited by Richard Goldstein, had a study of Mitchum that was strong on his action pictures.
Most of these movies including "Good Guys" haven't been very good, but Mitchum has almost always been good in them. His scene with Elizabeth Taylor in "Secret Ceremony" the one on the beach where she was dressed almost deliberately to look like a fat slut was one of the best either one of them has done; his eyes were narrow and his voice had an insolent drawl to it, and you realized there are very few actors who can hold the screen against Taylor the way Mitchum did.
These sorts of thoughts come to mind while you're sitting through "The Good Guys and the Bad Guys," which is a fairly good Western but not good enough. It is better, for example, than " The Undefeated " , because director Burt Kennedy is intent on keeping it moving. But like "The Undefeated," it tends to get bogged down in those slice-of-Western-life scenes that the new generation of directors seems to remember from old John Ford movies.
Ford, however, never let them gum up his story the way Kennedy does. The plot for "The Good Guys," is one of the basic Western themes: An aging marshal is deprived of his badge, and then sets out single-handed to prove himself and bring the bad guys to a painful end. Unfortunately, the movie never seems quite sure whether it's serious or not; some of the banter between Mitchum and George Kennedy the retired head bad guy is too light to support the eventual shoot-out.
And it is quite a climax; the best this year in a Western, I'd say. Kennedy stages a chase scene on a train featuring a conductor played by John Carradine that's as thrilling and funny as the train chase in "The Great Bank Robbery" was meant to be. This is the payoff, and it works; and there are good character roles for Martin Balsam , Tina Louise and Marie Windsor earlier along the road. But Mitchum eventually has to carry the picture, as he has carried so many before, and his scenes work even when they shouldn't.
It's a relief to know he has just finished " Ryan's Daughter ," directed by David Lean , and that next year we'll hopefully be able to see good Mitchum in a good movie, for a change. Roger Ebert was the film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times from until his death in In , he won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism. Robert Mitchum as Flagg.
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Robert Mitchum has never won an Oscar, and most people who pretend to be serious about movies overlook him in their lists of great actors. But he has an extraordinary manner. He brings an easy, lazy authority to a role. You can't imagine him on a stage; he's a creature of movies, inhabiting all those B-grade RKO Radio Pictures from our memories of the s.
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Any new relationship is full of challenges. You're getting to know someone, and there's no telling when something might happen to burst the bubble of your new romance. In general, it's fun learning all there is to know about someone who used to be a stranger. But sometimes, there will be signs that you shouldn't take things further. Everyone has their own quirks and opinions, and someone who's a bit different isn't a reason to run for the hills. But it's a major red flag if you find yourself compromising on yourself or feeling uncomfortable. Business Insider asked eight relationship experts, many who specialise in helping people who have been in abusive relationships, about what they think are the major red flags. There is a psychological phenomenon known as the 'confirmation bias,' where we are inclined to discard all evidence that does not align with our views and only keep those that do.
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Or how about Michael Corleone, part mobster, part family man. Feel a different role ranks as number one? Vote in the poll at the end. After luring Kevin Lomax Keanu Reeves to come work for him and slowly but surely driving his loving wife Charlize Theron nuts, Milton is revealed to be not only evil but, in fact, the devil himself. Nothing ambiguous about the badness of this bad guy.
In an age of superhero movies and TV anti-heroes, fictional villains are more complex than ever before. This week, Vulture examines villainous entertainment in all its forms. You know the story: A hero journeys into a strange land, discovers a strange new item, uses it to defeat a villain, then returns home victorious.
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Over the course of this harrowing, surreal week, Dr. Beresin, a child psychiatrist and director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Mental Health and Media, also shared this advice for stressed-out grownups struggling with Friday's city-wide lockdown, which kept millions trapped in their homes and on edge for the day. As one Boston-area mom put it on Facebook Friday night: "So many feelings — relief its over, sadness that it all happened, grief at the losses and injuries, anger that my kids are growing up in a world of violence and just plain tired from being on high alert all week. Now that the remaining Marathon bombing suspect has been captured, the question is: will the trauma linger on?
See the full list. Title: Good Day for the Bad Guys Four siblings gathered together for their mother's funeral in Glasgow face individual torments over night during a tumultuous storm that rips the roof off the church.
Bought it from an elderly couple, the De Rougemonts, whose aroma you can still detect around the place, in the master especially, and in the home office, where the old buzzard napped on summer days, and a little bit in the kitchen, still. Some houses were worse than others. The Pruitts next door had a greasy, chuck-wagon odor, tolerable enough. The Willots, who ran that fencing academy in their rec room, smelled like skunk cabbage.