An Antique Trader reader wants to Tarzan. Not the famous Johnny Weismuller or Buster Crabbe, Jock Mahoney or even Elmo Lincoln, who portrayed Tarzan in the silent film Tarzan the Mighty.
When it comes to the movies, there’s nothing more thrilling than a good escape picture. Stories of the indomitable human spirit, the will to survive and the desire to be free have generally made for a pretty good show in Hollywood through the years.
Air combat in World War II was ruthless. You didn’t see the enemy’s face nor the targets you bombed on the ground.
He was the Silver Screen’s consummate tough guy, voted the Number One Star in Hollywood history by the American Film Institute. He played down and out drifters, ambitious treasure hunters, suave expatriates, and even mad scientists, all with equal aplomb.
Big John Wayne made quite a few movies during his lifetime, counting among his onscreen portrayals a myriad of professions, including Navy skipper, Marine flier, police detective, heavyweight boxer, airline pilot, government agent, sea captain, and football player.
For the first time, Meryl Streep has starred in a Robert Altman film, and appropriately, she feels right at “home” with the new comedy A Prairie Home Companion.
What makes a Western film a Western? Is it just good guys in white hats vs. bad guys in black hats? Is it just the presence of horses, six-shooters and a fight in the town saloon? I hope not.
If director Quentin Tarantino was stranded on a desert island, the cast of the hit ABC television drama Lost — namely star Naveen Andrews — would be high on his list of preferred fellow castaways.
Now that Frankenstein had reached iconic status since its introduction by Shelly, it lent itself to parodies and reinterpretations.
We TV collectors might seem odd in that we collect the series we already know well from having watched countless times before. But seeing something “fresh” isn’t the point, is it? In the case of The Twilight Zone, there’s always more to discover and appreciate in repeat viewings ...