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Dennis Spear posts a message on 3/23/2006 1:59:41 AM
Joris van den Bos. You must watch this The Big Country from the beginning. It is a critically aclaimed movie dealing with non-violence in a violent society. The story is simple, but striking in its portrayals. The music alone is worth the viewing and, of course, there is also, our friend, Martha Crawford's stuntwork that gained a Golden Boot award late last year.
Dennis Spear posts a message on 3/23/2006 1:54:04 AM
Connors is fighting with and pulls a gun on an unarmed Peck. Ive's stops his son and uses Peck's gift duelling guns to set a duel ala Burr and Hamilton. Ive's acts as the arbiter and admonishes each to play fair or, by the rules, they will die at Ive's hand. Connor's shot goes wild, Peck fires into the ground and walks. Connors, humiliated, grabs the closest gun to kill Peck. Ive's fires killing Connors and then laments his action. Peck goes free.
Joris van den Bos posts a message on 3/19/2006 9:54:47 PM
Hello, i haven't seen this movie yet but could anyone of you tell me why exactly Burl shoots his son? I need to know this for my study and i am sorta out of time. Thanks in advance.
Dennis Spear posts a message on 12/25/2005 6:44:04 PM
I want a western holiday party. It would be a great party in a big house on the plains. Then Santa (Burl Ives) would arrive, give a speach, throw a shotgun on the floor then dash-away, dash-away, dash-away all.
---- Hope Santa finds me a TBC script. ----
Happy Holidays to all!
Dennis posts a message on 9/25/2005 1:14:52 AM
Martha. It was so thoughful of you to give such a detailed story of your wonderful event. I am sure you had just as much class as Jean Simmons. I agree that she is gorgeous. But then I have a good image of you also.
I still have not seen the special TBC DVD that I've heard so much about. I would so love to get my hands on a script.
Thank you for giving a little more life to TBC.
Jim Schwartz posts a message on 9/24/2005 11:10:59 AM
Martha..., Thanks again for your insights regarding the awards, looks like a very interesting evening? perhaps, too fast paced? but that's usually what those events are!. Have done some myself at WDW. Too bad Carroll Baker was not able to attend?.... Your name was mentioned several times with Bill & bill's family last week--during my annual visit to the ranch-- for your outstanding performance throughout the movie.
I'll be contacting you on your email address as I'd be very happy to get the video & pix of the awards.
Thank you for sharing all this with us. Jim
Dennis posts a gentle reminder on 9/20/2005 12:26:11 AM
Martha; I do hope you give me the details of the Golden Boot awards. Have you posted anything on your other site? How much of TBC was used in the presentation. I would like to have an update. Looking forward to the special DVD.
Martha posts a message on 8/4/2005 8:42:54 PM
Dennis - as I read your message again I want to thank you for all the kind things you have said. I took delight in making the stars look as good as I could and I enjoyed every minute of it. Thanks again - time in flying!
Martha posts a bold assertion on 8/2/2005 5:57:43 PM
Really? I haven't heard about it. I would love to have it. Thanks much for the news.
Jim G. Schwartz posts a message on 8/2/2005 11:38:39 AM
It'd nice for MGM studios to come with a special edition DVD of TBC. Very much like the Laser Disc that came out in the early 90's, with lots of supplements, interviews with leading actors, stills and an extra track for the musical score.
PS: A different negative was used to release the DVD and the VHS tape (widescreen edition).
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