The Meh-ssouri Breaks?
No, no, no.
It's not the greatest movie in the world. But if you like Westerns, OR if you like Brando, OR if you like Nicholson (and conversely, if you hate them) you should watch that movie.
It's a low-key movie. It's not a classic. But it had something to say about the genre as much as it did the plot, and it told me what I had wrong about Westerns. And it was ... odd
Granny's gettin' tired now. Smokemeat.
I saw The Missouri Breaks in the theater. (It was my first Brando movie.) I own both Last Tango in Paris and The Missouri Breaks strictly because of Brando. The Missouri Breaks is quirky. I like it. Besides, it has both Brando and Nicholson. That alone makes it of interest. Plus, Brando appears in drag. No other film can make that claim.
I just watched Pharaoh's Curse (1957). This is a killer mummy movie I didn't know existed. The action is set in 1902 Egypt and mostly takes place at a remote tomb. The film is B&W, and it doesn't overcome its B-movie limitations, but it's a watchable B-movie rather than an unwatchable one. Some of the characterisations are a bit better than they might be and there's no unfunny comic relief.
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