Posts Tagged ‘Richard Dysart’

Richard Dysart — a Special Next Reel Interview

Richard Dysart is one of those faces that you instantly recognize. He’s acted on the stage, on the movie screen and on the TV screen most of his life. In his films, he generally played strong supporting characters, helping to fill any given scene with what it needed. (Look at him in the films we’ve…

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Pale Rider

“You’re a troublemaker, stranger. You spell ‘bad cess’ in letters that stretch from here to Seattle.” “Pale Rider” marks Clint Eastwood’s 10th time directing himself in a film, something he went on doing until 2008’s “Gran Torino” and something he clearly knows how to do well. This seems to hold true especially in westerns, even…

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Being There

“Don’t worry, he might be a breath of fresh air.” Hal Ashby made a number of stand-out films in the 70s, films that looked at human nature in offbeat stories that didn’t feel like they came from a mold. When Peter Sellers presented him with the opportunity to direct an adaptation of Jerzy Kosinski’s novella…

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The Day of the Locust

“Sometimes, I wonder what we’re doing here, grown men making mud pies to sell to the great unwashed.” There have been a good number of films made about the film industry, but few have taken such a dark and surreal look at the Hollywood machine as John Schlesinger’s 1975 “The Day of the Locust” did.…

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The Thing

“Trust is a tough thing to come by these days.” In 1982, John Carpenter’s “The Thing” was released but had a tough time competing against other big sci-fi films released at the same time—E.T. the Extra Terrestrial and Blade Runner. It also was viewed by critics as being overly gory and wretched. With time, however, the…

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