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 Posted:   Mar 17, 2008 - 12:33 PM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

Way to go, Stefan.

Under-rated, under-seen and worth checking out for one of Coburn's earlier unflinching portraits of a totally selfish hombre who wrecks havoc upon any and all he comes into contact with.



Ihnat did a most commendable job ...

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2008 - 12:54 PM   
 By:   MikeJ   (Member)

Who did the key art for THE HONKERS... Is that Robert McGinnis?

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2008 - 1:06 PM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

Way to go, Stefan.

Under-rated, under-seen and worth checking out for one of Coburn's earlier unflinching portraits of a totally selfish hombre who wrecks havoc upon any and all he comes into contact with.



Ihnat did a most commendable job ...





Actually, I am dying of watching two rare early Seventies flicks with James Coburn:
"The Honkers"
"Harry in your Pocket"

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2008 - 1:08 PM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

Way to go, Stefan.

Under-rated, under-seen and worth checking out for one of Coburn's earlier unflinching portraits of a totally selfish hombre who wrecks havoc upon any and all he comes into contact with.



Ihnat did a most commendable job ...






Incidentally, do you know the first name of Steve Ihnat's son?
Answer: Stefan.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2008 - 1:11 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

are HARRY IN YOUR POCKET & THE BALTIMORE BULLET the same film?

another goodie; DEAD HEAT ON A MERRY GO-ROUND featuring a very cool score by our very own Stu Phillips!

has anyone EVER seen that Sidney Lumet film where Coburn and a black actor (Cleavon Little?) play homosexual lovers? I am NOT kiddin"!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2008 - 1:30 PM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

As the visuals attest, Bruce-O, the two films



are quite differencio!



And the Lumet film you’re thinkin’ about is:





Plus one of contemporary cinema’s most authoritative action stars had one of his earliest appearances



vis-a-vis



Now pay attention 'cause there ain't gonna be a quiz in the mornin' ... wink

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2008 - 12:22 PM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

If you can't corral the DVD immediately and wanna hypnotic glimpse of what we still maintain is THE Coburn performance that should've been nominated long before he won, go to YouTube (youtube.com/watch?v=KCU5fpL_Yek).

It's the betrayal scene in the restaurant (or "Scena del pub, Giù la testa", as it's entitled).



We admit we don't usually advocate watching such a major spoiler but it's a glimpse of Coburn at his most charismatic, haunted and conflicted ...



[ Intriquing, too, he finally teamed up with Leone since the story goes he was the director's first choice for The Man With No Name - but couldn't afford him! ] wink

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2008 - 3:07 PM   
 By:   MikeJ   (Member)

The betrayal scene is terrific. I wish they had cast someone a little more familiar as his friend, though. It's such a significant part and it would have been a great cameo for another actor of Coburn's ilk.

It's a minor quibble. Sean is easily one of Coburn's best roles.

"Duck, you sucker!"

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2008 - 6:59 AM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)



Dose WERE Da Days Department:

In recently rewatching the action sequences in



we were again incredibly impressed (hell, and we grew In – not up – on its original release) regarding his 60s cool (different from his buddy McQueen but just as masterly)



personal panache,



and anchored, effortless masculinity.



(Not to mention marveling once more at how utterly gloriously indispensable the Maestro’s marvelous music is).



Shows ya – some things of substance are timeless.



And yeah, we’re talking about you, dynamite Derek. Which, a’course, also sublimely



goes for



... cool

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2008 - 8:01 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

The coolest actor ever! I love the FLINT movies - I prefer the 2nd one. I can still remember seeing them in the cinema in the '60s.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2008 - 9:49 AM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

We’re with you in being kinda more partial to In rather than Our, also, Big A.



Not only because of the abundant visual enticements



but Goldsmith’s music is even more intoxicating.



The action sequences – especially the one right after this scene leading up to the escape attempt which winds up in the gym – still holds up humorously (and thrillingly) e’en now.



James Bond, Matt Helm and Derek Flint: wotta 60s’ Trinity! ... big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2008 - 9:52 AM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)



Und leave us not forget this earlier Coburn treat:



 
 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2008 - 8:45 AM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

Recommended If You've Never Caught It Department:

He’s always watchable, a’course (in a slightly sinister change of character pace)



but it's Mason’s refined urbanity and Hackett’s touching vulnerability that really rescues (and saves) the film -



(and there's also Dyan Cannon's cute impersonation of then-super agent (and hers) Sue Mengers



plus Raquel (hiya, HooRaq big grin)



with a screenplay from Anthony Perkins



and Stephen Sondheim (no less)



directed by Herbert Ross,



is worth a coupla hours, you betcha bippie wink

 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2008 - 9:05 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

Coburn certainly had tons of charisma and was Mr. testosterone.

'Only problem for me was that his FACE looks so like that of a once-famous British character actress, I'm told a very nice person in real life, called Peggy Mount!
Peggy was a lady who played 'battle-axes' with a roaring voice in old '50s and '60s British comedy movies, Ealing etc.. She was huge too. So every time I see James Coburn, especially when he smiles, I think 'Peggy Mount'.





That's Peggy on the right, below:




I may seek treatment.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2008 - 9:18 AM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

Nah, don't bother, Bard-O.



Yer last line



thoroughly cures and redeems you ... wink

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2008 - 9:29 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

Nah, don't bother, Bard-O.



Yer last line



thoroughly cures and redeems you ... wink


Maybe Coburn's best film. Like the "Flints", just so 60s - & that's a good thing.

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2009 - 3:20 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)



I've not seen this one; who's the chicky-boo in the poster (first one on the left)? looks like PMOTM Ellen Michaels...

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2009 - 7:51 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

I was always mesmerised by the sheer number of his teeth.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2009 - 8:57 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I was always mesmerised by the sheer number of his teeth.

I want to BE James Coburn! I want to have an apelike grin (I understand the chicks like that look), a shock of white hair, and that deep baritone voice. I want to be long and lanky and into Eastern religions and holistic medicine, too. Living in Beverly Hills can't be all that bad, either. I read that he was groovin' to music and playing his flute at home when the end came; I can think of worse ways to die...

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2009 - 12:03 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

I just watched Duck, You Sucker! for the first time only a few weeks ago. I think it might rightfully be my favorite Leone film; it was incredible!

I mean, it's got Rod Steiger as a Mexican and James Coburn?! That was already the icing on the cake, and the cake was damn near perfect!

 
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