If you’re in New York, the Quad (I say as if I know what that is) is running a great film series from today through April 12th, called “Action Figures: Prime Cuts From McQueen, Marvin, Bronson, and Brown.” I know this because the good people at the Village Voice thought of me to do the write-up on it. I must be doing something right in life, huh?
They’re showing DEATH WISH, THE DIRTY DOZEN, EL CONDOR, EMPEROR OF THE NORTH, THE GETAWAY, THE GREAT ESCAPE, HARD TIMES, HELL IS FOR HEROES, THE KILLERS, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, PRIME CUT, THE PROFESSIONALS, THE SAND PEBBLES, SLAUGHTER and THE STONE KILLER. Almost all of them are on 35mm. I watched a few of the ones I hadn’t seen before as preparation, so I’ll have reviews of those in the next week or two.
Unfortunately DEATH HUNT got cut from the lineup, so I had to lose a paragraph about Bronson getting into a bunch of shit to save a dog as an example of badass juxtaposition. But you can add that one in if you’re playing along at home.
Anyway, here is the Village Voice piece. Thanks!
March 30th, 2018 at 6:05 pm
It makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside to know that you’ve become the Voice’s go-to Badass Studies expert, Vern. I feel like these mainstream pieces always feature you at half-strength because The Man can’t handle you at 200 proof, but it’s always awesome to see you getting your voice out there, especially in a venerable old rag like the Voice. If it were still printed on paper you’d be like three pages from a ballet review. I love that.