Saturday, April 6, 2013

F is for The Fugitive


The Fugitive is currently # 4 on my flickchart list.

Now we hit the first movie in my list that I am sure will drop down in its ranking upon its next viewing.  While I like the movie, it is currently riding high on the list due to nostalgia.  I haven't seen it properly in over 15 years!

I like Harrison Ford, especially from this time...he was in his Jack Ryan phase...dabbling in romantic comedies like Working Girl and Sabrina...trying some morally compromised characters in Presumed Innocent and (to a degree) Regarding Henry...really acting and not just playing the lovable roguish scoundrel!!


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12 comments:

  1. I remember how this movie really grabbed everyone by the throat when it came out. Those TV trailers were really great - and unusual. Why not try to sell a film with its climactic scene?

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    1. In retrospect, I like that practice better than showing so much from the final acts of films now. I sometimes find myself "waiting" for the cool science I saw in the trailer. With "The Fuguitve", the scene was so awesome AND happened so early...

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    2. My favorite movie for its TV trailers was Princess Bride. They mostly showed Miracle Max's opening scene - funny, but revealing almost nothing about the broader story. Of course, there's very little I don't love about that movie.

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  2. It's been a really long time since I've seen this one, but I don't really remember liking it much. Not that I disliked it; I just wasn't grabbed by it. And I was never really in approval of Ford playing Ryan. He didn't fit the role after Baldwin established it. Mostly, I just hated how they screwed with the books, though, which had nothing to do with Ford.

    You want to talk a good Ford movie where he was really doing some great acting, let's see The Mosquito Coast as your "M."

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    1. There are two problems with the "M" scenario....

      1) There are higher ranked "M" movies on my list, because....

      2) I've not seen "Mosquito Coast".

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    2. Oh... man... You need to see it.

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  3. I don't know that you wouldn't drop it, but you'd still enjoy it.

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    1. I am going to pencil it in for next weekend!

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  4. "I didn't kill my wife!"
    "I don't care!"

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    1. "Don't ever argue with the big dog because the big dog is always right."

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