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Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (2005)

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Ed Harris ... Narrator (voice)
Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself
Larry Cohen ... Himself - interviewee
Andrew Sarris ... Himself - Interviewee
Paul Schrader ... Himself - Interviewee
Gretchen Wayne Gretchen Wayne ... Herself - Interviewee
Budd Boetticher ... Himself
Randolph Scott ... Himself (archive footage)
Tyrone Power ... Juan Gallardo (archive footage)
Rita Hayworth ... Doña Sol des Muire (archive footage)
Anthony Quinn ... Manola de Palma (archive footage)
Nina Foch ... Eileen Carr (archive footage)
Robert Stack ... Himself (archive footage)
John Ford ... Himself (archive footage)
Audie Murphy ... Bill Doolin (archive footage)
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English

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2 December 2005 (USA) See more »

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$600,000 (estimated)
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Interesting Synopsis of Director's Work
6 July 2007 | by woodway77See all my reviews

Just watched this entry in conjunction with the Randolph Scott / Budd Boetticher films shown on TCM. A very interesting synopsis of work and commentary from the director and some guests. I learned much about Boetticher's views and techniques from both his and the guests' commentaries (excepting only that ultra goober, Quentin Tarantino, who consistently strikes me as the kind of high-school dweeb who came in 3rd in the class-president election).

Boetticher's films have a definite style, to me quite spare and unencumbered, but nonetheless complete stories and characters. He seems to have a knack for enveloping the viewer into the story. I especially appreciate his Randolph Scott film "The Tall T", during which one feels that, with Scott as the star, he's sure to come out all right - but in the situation he finds himself, it's very hard to imagine how he will manage it.

All in all a quite enjoyable examination of one of the old-line directors who pursued his vision and technique to his own, rather than corporate, satisfaction.


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