Action Film Autopsy #2 – Supple Mental!

Sheesh. We talked about a lot in this episode. Well, that’s what happens when you’ve been friends for forty years.

Jeff & I

But we just scratched the surface of Jeff’s accomplishments. To check out his extensive (and I do mean extensive), albeit still incomplete, bibliography.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Rovin

http://www.goodreads.com/author/list/11762.Jeff_Rovin

 

Any name or title you didn’t recognize (or even ones you did) during the podcast is well worth looking into. Here’s a start.

WIKIPEDIT!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunga_Din_(film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Holt

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peplum_(film_genre)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zorro

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakima_Canutt

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wings_(1927_film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_the_West_Was_Won_(film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hallelujah_Trail

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auguste_and_Louis_Lumière

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Fairbanks

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._W._Griffith

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrone_Power

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Cagney

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randolph_Scott

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_McCrea

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Sanders

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basil_Rathbone

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samurai_cinema

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peplum_(film_genre)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westerns_on_television

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_7th_Voyage_of_Sinbad

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khartoum_(film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zorro%27s_Fighting_Legion

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wyler

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burt_Lancaster

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlton_Heston

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Harryhausen

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alistair_MacLean

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fall_(2006_film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._Rider_Haggard

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_comedy

 

IMDB IT!

Glen Randall Sr:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0709524/?ref_=nmbio_trv_1

Glen Randall Jr.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0709521/?ref_=nm_ov_bio_lk2

Samurai Films

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls009600086/

 

CHECK IT OUT!

http://www.b-westerns.com/stunt.htm

 

ADD DEN DUM

 

The young lady in Captain from Castile (1947) was Jean Peters.

Jean Peters

 

Terry Walsh was the sword master and Paul Weston was the stunt coordinator on Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (1991), but the gentleman I was referring to is Richard Ryan, the sword master of Troy (2004), Solomon Kane (2009), and is now sword mastering on the History Channel’s Vikings TV series. That’s him at the ActionFest film festival on the far right with, from the left, Larnell Stovall, Michael Jai White, and some bearded guy.

 

StovalWhiteRyanMe

 

The John Wayne/William Holden film in which stuntman Fred Kennedy’s neck was broken (and they kept the shot in the film) was The Horse Soldiers (1959). Sadly, the stuntman was killed in the accident – which resulted in the director, John Ford, truncating the original script so they could finish the film as quickly as possible.

Well, that’s that for the moment. Hope you’ll be back in two weeks for the Summer 2016 Action Film post-mortem wrap-up. That one promises to be pretty autopsy-turvy!

 

Jeff WTC TH Me

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