Sunday, July 7, 2013
I DIED A THOUSAND TIMES (1955)
Being made 14 years later the subject matter is a little more mature and fleshed out than the original and it helps a lot. Jack Palance and Shelley Winters' performances were so good that I'm surprised that they weren't both nominated for an Academy Awards but then again 1955 was a really good year for the movies....MISTER ROBERTS didn't even win!
Beautiful color photography, faithful retelling of the story, interesting camera angles/movements, cute dog, very strong supporting cast and quick glimpse of a young Dennis Hopper! Excellent movie that deserves a much wider audience. Check it out.
Original - High Sierra
Remake 1 -Colorado Territory