Sunday, December 25, 2011

Eastwood-Tarantino-Towne: Sarris: Boetticher

Thanks to a tip from my cousin I ordered the Netflix version of the Budd Boetticher-Randolph Scott film The Tall T which has, as one of its features, the documentary about Budd Boetticher's life and career. With commentary by the likes of Clint Eastwood, Quentin Tarantino, Paul Schrader, Peter Bogdonovich, Taylor Hackford and and Andrew Sarris. A fascinating life and a fascinating career. The surprise for me was Clint Eastwood--smart, affable, wry and eager to tell some really good Hwood stories, especially about the evolution of Two Mules for Sister Sara. I want to start seeing some of his movies again. I was a big fan for a long time. Anyway if you're a film fan this is an important look at Hwood.

1 comment:

Ron Scheer said...

TALL T is a favorite of mine. I'm gradually making my way through all the Boetticher films. The best one so far is SEVEN MEN FROM NOW. Am also re-viewing Eastwood. I think his later work makes his earlier work look a bit hammy and two-dimensional.