The Shootist (1976)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) A befitting movie to celebrate the end of John Wayne’s illustrious career. His parting shot.
2) James Stewart’s extended cameo – The screen presence of these 2 stalwarts is huge
3) The story of dying West along with it’s greatest legend.

 

 

Cons –

 

1) Missing scene – Gillom dealing the horse with Moses
2) No character development of 3 antagonist

 

 

Quote –

 

 

JB Books: I’m a dying man, scared of the dark.

Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

1) Agatha Christie’s story remains the backbone of this movie.
2) Huge ensemble cast.
3) Ingrid Bergman as Greta Ohlsson – her broken English and timid character is first-rate.

 

Cons –

 

1) Hercule Poirot will remain the most annoying character ever created in English literature and Albert Finney can’t do anything to fix it.

 

 

Quote –

 

Foscarelli: Hey, what are you reading, Mister Beddoes?
Beddoes: I am reading “Love’s Captive,” by Mrs. Arabella Richardson.
Foscarelli: Is it about sex?
Beddoes: No, it’s about 10:30, Mister Foscarelli.