Friday, November 19, 2010
Friday Film Buff: Rough Riders
It's also a great story - dark and a bit gruesome at times, but great nevertheless. It's based on the novel Apache Rising by Marvin Albert, and it features Sidney Poitier, Bibi Andersson, Dennis Weaver, Bill Travers, and a lot of pretty incredible stunt work on (and off) horseback. A retired producer and editor named Jerry Lee has a YouTube page under the username jleepixprod, on which he generously uploads old behind-the-scenes features and more, including this great piece on Duel at Diablo. (Thank you, Jerry Lee. You are one of the people that makes the internet great for film buffs like us.)
Pretty cool, huh? One of my favorite things about Westerns from the sixties and seventies are the quirky, cool, spaghetti-western inspired scores. And, of course, Duel at Diablo's score by Neal Hefti is one of my absolute favorites.
Naturally, I have my own copy of Duel at Diablo on DVD (say that 3 times fast), and, no, you can't borrow it, but guess what? The whole movie is available to watch on Hulu.com or right here embedded on my blog. How 'bout them apples, cherubs? A movie blog that includes an entire movie!