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The ghost of Mildred Ella Didrikson Zaharias reminds you to link your films, to excel in everything you do, and remember that NOT everyone is warmly welcomed.
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Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
Entertaining Saturday afternoon matinee type of Western. Good cinematography and score. The print and transfer is really good for a film from this era. I think the influence of "The Wild Bunch," released a year prior, is evident in the battle sequence in the fort. I was disappointed with the ending. With all the build up about MacLaine's character's devotion to the Juaristas and Eastwood's character's greed I was expecting a scenario where Eastwood ended up letting the Juaristas have the money (though reluctantly) but instead the filmmakers opted for a cutesy ending.
I have a completely irrational love for this movie. Shirley MacLain as a nun is hawt and Clint is pretty badass, even when he's drunkenly singing Sam Hall.
I like it, too.
Don Siegel was still in vogue when it came out. I can't believe that Eastwood didn't learn a huge amount about directing from him.
Don Siegel is a great American director.
Clint talks about Don all the time, but his actual directing style is more like Spielberg.
Bye Bye Brazil (1980)
The story is mildly interesting and I liked the way some scenes are left unresolved and jump to a new scene. I couldn't develop empathy for any of the characters. The cinematography was OK but has that low budget look. The score includes some pretty bad disco music. Even though you get to see both of the female leads totally nude they aren't much to look at.
Joseph L. Mankiewicz directed this supernatural love story starring Gene Tierney as an independent minded young widow who takes a seaside cottage and finds it is haunted by the ghost of a sea Captain played by Rex Harrison. It's fun to watch their relationship grow from antagonism to something like love. One of my favorite supporting actors, George Sanders makes an appearance as the young widow's questionable suitor.
This is a fabulous film. Probably too slow for today's youth, but it works on so many levels.
The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea - It's a version of a Japanese tale. Very different from the 20th Century Fox ghost story.
But each film does have a lonely young widow getting drilled -- or dreaming of getting drilled -- by a man of the sea. To that extent they're similar.
The earlier movie would have been improved no end by some nude scenes of Gene Tierney.
This is the first I've ever heard anyone describe TSWFFGWTS as "creepy".
Back in the good old days when morals were more scrutinized in public life, popular actresses like Gene Tierney would not have considered your ridiculous suggestion that she should subject her most intimate beauty to your lecherous gaping.