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  • RIP Kirk Douglas

    The death of a titan of Hollywood! Can't believe he survived a helicopter crash that killed 2 and then a stroke 23 years ago! He is the last of the oldies but goodies from my childhood. My favorite movie of his:" Lonely Are The Brave." His favorite too. And the other one, little known, was " Ace In The Hole" where he plays a scurrilous reporter. He owned the screen, unless Burt Lancaster was with him.

  • #2
    Amazing that he lived so long (after all those cigarettes he smoked on screen). I agree jeremyp, "Lonely Are The Brave" and "Ace in The Hole" are two of my Kirk Douglas favorites. I grew up watching a lot of "westerns" so I also like "Along The Great Divide", "Man Without A Star", "Last Train From Gun Hill", and "The Big Trees". I should add a couple of non-western favorites of mine: "Spartacus" and "Seven Days in May". He made so many good movies, but the eight films I listed are movies that I can watch over and over again and still enjoy them. That for me is the sign of a good movie. Some movies I see, I have no desire to watch them a second time.

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    • #3
      Before Val Kilmer came along as Doc Holliday, don't forget Douglas's great treatment of the character in Gunfight At The OK Corral

      Lonely Are The Brave
      a film that doesn't get remotely enough credit

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      • #4
        Originally posted by gh;n1636029

        Lonely Are The Brave[/I
        a film that doesn't get remotely enough credit
        It had Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau, Carrol O'Connor, George Kennedy. Dalton Trumbo screenplay.

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        • #5
          And it was filmed on location in New Mexico.

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