Saturday, April 2, 2016
The Letter B
The A to Z Challenge
To Gregory Peck (Spellbound-Hitch directed) in...
1. THE BIG COUNTRY-1958-WESTERN
STARS:Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston, Jean Simmons, Burl Ives*, Caroll Baker, Charles Bickford
PLOT: Man from the East comes to marry the girl of his dreams and gets in between land wars over the Big Muddy.
QUOTE: Crawl, you act like a dog, crawl like one! Crawl, I said, Crawl!
OSCAR NOMS: Musical Score
OSCAR WINS: Best Supporting Actor*
LOVE: The music! It really invigorates me
FAVOURITE SCENE:Hard to choose but when Burl Ives character comes to the big engagement party and tells off the big cheese, that is golden.
FAVOURITE CHARACTER: Rufus Hannassey (Burl Ives)
TIDBITS:William Wyler, the director, and Gregory Peck, the star clashed big time and Wyler vowed never to work with Peck ever again.
SIX DEGREES (MORE OR LESS) OF SEPARATION: Gregory Peck to Robert Mitchum (Cape Fear), Mitchum to Ralph Bellamy (Winds of War-miniseries), Bellamy to Eddie Murphy Trading Spaces) to...
DIRECTOR: Frank Oz
STARS:Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Christine Baranski, Heather Graham, Terrence Stamp
PLOT: Sad sack, bad film producer creates a movie using a famous action hero as his star without that star knowing it.
QUOTE: It's too cerebral! We're trying to make a movie here, not a film.
LOVE: the writing-Steve Martin oozes brilliance.
FAVOURITE SCENE: so, so many but love the freeway scene
FAVOURITE CHARACTER: "Jiff" Ramsey...close second is the dog:)
TIDBITS: The gold digging character played by Heather Graham is supposedly based on Anne Heche whom Steve Martin dated. Anne Heche had a big affair with Ellen Degeneres.
SIX DEGREES (MORE OR LESS) OF SEPARATION: Eddie Murphy to Ralph Bellamy to....have to wait:)