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Magnificent Seven: It Takes a Village

ONCE YOU’VE MET THEM… YOU’LL NEVER FORGET THEM. In 2009, Robert Vaughn released an autobiography that revealed the full extent of the rivalry between Steve McQueen and Yul Brynner on the set of The Magnificent Seven. This is something that Eli Wallach, another co-star, has also written about in his autobiography. According to Vaughn, McQueen, … Continue reading Magnificent Seven: It Takes a Village

The Towering Inferno

ONE TINY SPARK BECOMES A NIGHT OF BLAZING SUSPENSE. Architect Doug Roberts (Paul Newman) arrives at the opening party of a new 138-story building in San Francisco, but parts of it are poorly constructed and when a fire breaks out the party becomes a death trap. Along with The Poseidon Adventure (1972), this is the most cherished disaster … Continue reading The Towering Inferno

Bullitt: Before There Was Michael Mann

THERE ARE BAD COPS AND THERE ARE GOOD COPS – AND THEN THERE’S BULLITT. Peter Yates hasn’t made a memorable film in ages. But there was indeed a time when he directed a few not-too-shabby movies and Bullitt stands as his crowning achievement, along with The Dresser (1983). It was his breakthrough, and the story goes that it was … Continue reading Bullitt: Before There Was Michael Mann

Superman III

IF THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL COMPUTER CAN CONTROL EVEN SUPERMAN… NO ONE ON EARTH IS SAFE. When he tries to stop a pathetic computer genius (Richard Pryor) from helping a megalomaniacal business tycoon (Robert Vaughn), Superman (Christopher Reeve) ends up fighting an evil incarnation of himself. With Richard Lester in complete control at the helm, … Continue reading Superman III