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For your Saturday night MovieMovie viewing pleasure, we bring you two acclaimed Westerns featuring two of the most celebrated and beloved actor-filmmakers in movie history: Jeremiah Johnson (1972) starring Robert Redford, and Pale Rider (1985) starring Clint Eastwood.
Redford stars as the title character in Jeremiah Johnson, his second of seven collaborations with Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack. After serving in the Mexican War (1846–48), Johnson chooses a life of solitude and heads out west to become a mountain man. He is tasked at every turn by the unforgiving land and its denizens, including bears and the Blackfoot warriros antagonistic toward settlers. Johnson scratches out a living and even manages to find love, but tragedy strikes when the U.S. Cavalry forces him to help them movie through native territory.
Pale Rider not only stars Eastwood, but he produced and directed this highest-grossing Western of the '80s. When the fictional California mining town of Lahood is attacked by thugs in the employ of a rival miner, a little girl prays for help and her prayers appear to be answered in the form of a mysterious stranger in a preacher's collar. Initially skeptical of the "Preacher," the townsfolk eventually accept him and he helps them pan for gold and keep the thugs away. But, the lure of riches is too great for the rival miner and he offers the townsfolk an ultimatum: sell him their claims or lose everything.jeremiah johnson & pale rider
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"I, Hatchet Jack, being of sound mind and broke legs, do leaveth my rifle to the next thing who finds it..."
Tonight's MovieMovie is one of the great unsung Westerns of the '70s and the second of seven collaborations between actor Robert Redford and Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack.
Redford stars as the title character, a veteran of the Mexican War (1846–48) who moves out west to become a mountain man. Johnson's life is a difficult one, filled with harsh winters, hungry grizzly bears and ferocious Blackfoot warriors who don't appreciate white men encroaching on their territory, but he manages to find peace, harmony and love with the daughter (Delle Bolton) of a Flathead chief. Unfortunately, Johnson's piece is short-lived. When the U.S. Cavalry force him to help them move through native territory, everything and everyone in his life is put in jeopardy and the peaceful man he once was is consumed by his wild side.
Beautiful, violent, heart-breaking, nostalgic and cynical all at the same time, with a complex lead character played by one of Hollywood's greatest stars, Jeremiah Johnson has something for everyone. Tune in tonight at 10:30PM ET / 7:30PM PT.jeremiah johnson
Movies nightly on Reelz, check listings watch the trailer >> Posted 03.09.13 by BrentJS
Fresh off the success of Transformers: Dark of the moon, Shia LaBeouf has one of his next projects lined up already. According to Deadline, he will star opposite Robert Redford in the political thriller The Company You Keep, which Redford will also direct. More about The Company You Keep Posted 07.20.11 by reelz
A trio of new theatrical posters have been released for movies of differing genres. For romantic moviegoers, we have the first poster for director Lone Sherfig's (An Education) new movie, One Day. David Nicholls (When Did You Last See Your Father?) wrote the screenplay, which is adapted from his 2009 novel of the same name. The story follows Emma (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter (Jim Sturgess), who meet for the first time the night they both graduate from the University of Edinburgh, and then get together on the anniversary of that meeting every year for twenty years. Romola Garai, Rafe Spall and Ken Stott also star. One Day opens July 8th. two more new posters >> Posted 02.20.11 by BrentJS
Steven Spielberg's upcoming biopic Lincoln looks at the 16th President of the United States' struggle to end the Civil War, with Daniel Day-Lewis cast in the title role. Directed by Robert Redford, The Conspirator takes place at the end of Lincoln's life, following the trial of the group that planned and carried out the assassination. James McAvoy plays a Civil War veteran and lawyer tasked with defending the mother of one of the conspirators (Robin Wright), who refuses to aid in the capture of her son. Watch the trailer >> Posted 01.27.11 by Ryan
With the amount of remakes going around, it's no surprise that even Steven Spielberg is getting in on the action. Spielberg's working on a remake of the 1950 movie Harvey, which stars James Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd, a kind man who has an invisible 6-foot rabbit for a friend. In a piece about Spielberg's movie about President Lincoln, Variety reported a brief note that that none other than Robert Downey Jr. is up for the role in Spielberg's "re-imagining"
Spielberg is currently working on Harvey while his Lincoln movie is being re-written by Tony Kushner. Despite Robert Redford working on another Lincoln-related movie, The Conspirator, Spielberg says there's no conflict between the projects:
We are very happy that Redford will be doing this Lincoln movie. It is completely different from what our DreamWorks Lincoln movie will be and we believe that it will add to the commercial potential of our film. Lincoln as a subject is inexhaustible.
Redford's Lincoln movie concerns a woman involved in a conspiracy to kill the President, while Spielberg's Lincoln movie will follow the President and his anguish over the Civil War.
No word if Spielberg is considering Downey Jr. for the Lincoln role as well, but at the rate Downey Jr. is working anything's possible. Posted 09.15.09 by Ryan
Robert Redford has signed on to direct Against All Enemies, the film adaptation of Richard A. Clarke's memoir about his years in the whitehouse as a counterterrorism advisor. The screenplay was adapted by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac).
Clarke's memoir made waves because he is as a former Bush insider who confirms that the administration had a policy of prioritizing battling with Iraq above threats from Al Qaeda--pre- and post- 9/11.
The script has been floating around Hollywood for a while; Paul Haggis (In the Valley of Elah, Crash) was attached at one point to direct, and Vince Vaughn and Sean Penn are reported to have considered (and declined) roles.
Source: Variety. Posted 09.27.07 by reelz