Friday, December 13, 2013

Directors: Richard Lester

Today's director:  Richard Lester.
He made a bunch of the Beatles movies (maybe all of them), but I've never been into the Beatles enough to want to watch them.  He is, however, also the best period film director ever, by my money.  His Three Musketeers series from the mid-seventies (featuring an all-star cast including Charlton Heston, Raquel Welch, Michael York, Christopher Lee, Faye Dunaway, Oliver Reed, Richard Chamberlain, Frank Finlay, and Spike Milligan) is the one of the best period films ever for total immersion (though I'd say that Gangs of New York, The Duelists, and Master and Commander do a bang-up job in that department, too) and his Robin and Marian is the best Robin Hood movie, bar none (written by James Goldman, who also penned The Lion in Winter).  
He also made a western, I just discovered, called Butch and Sundance: The Early Days, a prequel to the William Goldman (James' brother) Newman/Redford vehicle, which has never had as much appeal to me as it seems to do everyone else.  I've bought The Early Days but haven't had a chance to watch it yet.  Really looking forward to doing so.

The original art for this one is available for sale.  8.5x11," ink on 80# stock, shipped the Tuesday after purchase.  First come, first serve.

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