On this date in 1957…

Fifty years before the release of the remake starring Russell Crowe and Eric Bana, the original 3:10 to Yuma had its’ world premiere in Denver, Colorado. Directed by Delmer Daves and based on the short story by Elmore Leonard, the American Western starred Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, and Felicia Farr.  The original trailer:

Still Dead, Huh? On This Date…

Ok, so Virtuosity wasn’t the best showcase for two very talented and interesting actors, but anyone who watches Washington and Crowe interact with each other should not be able to miss the fun those two were having playing the part of Good Cop and Bad Nanobot…particularly since the Bad Guy was a particularly nasty sort Read More …

July 28th…

The film adaptation of the play, The Sum of Us was released in Australia on this date in 1994. Directed by Jeff Burton and Kevin Dowling, with a screenplay by David Stevens, the movie starred Jack Thompson and Russell Crowe as a widowed father and his gay son looking for their versions of true love. 

Programmed for Success, Part 5

The whitewashed room was large and sparsely furnished; food was piled on a rough-hewn wooden table. An enormous fire hung with well-used, battered cooking pots dominated one end. Weird. She’d never seen this sort of room anywhere at the Point. Looking down, she realized that her clothes were different as well. Her jeans and tee-shirt Read More …

July 22nd, 1994

On this date, the biographical movie Hammers Over the Anvil had its’ Australian release. Starring Charlotte Rampling and Russell Crowe, the screenplay by Peter Hepworth and (the film’s director) Ann Turner, was adapted from the novel of the same name, written by Alan Marshall.

Twenty-sixth of July…

On this date in 1990, the movie Prisoners of the Sun, a.k.a. Blood Oath was released in Australia. Directed by Stephen Wallace, it featured Bryan Brown (The Thorn Birds), Russell Crowe, Terry O’ Quinn (Lost), George Takei (Star Trek: the Original Series), and John Polson (The Sum of Us with Crowe).  IMDB describes it as follows: “On an obscure Read More …