Butch and Sundance are the two leaders of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. Butch is all ideas, Sundance is all action and skill. The west is becoming civilized and when Butch and Sundance rob a train once too often, a special posse begins trailing them no matter where they run. Over rock, through towns, across rivers, the group is always just behind them. When they finally escape through sheer luck, Butch has another idea, “Let’s go to Bolivia”. Based on the exploits of the historical characters. –IMDb
Former Marine pilot George Roy Hill began his career as an actor, debuting with Cyril Cusack’s company at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. He scored a personal success in Strindberg’s “The Creditors” (1950) at the Cherry Lane Theatre, before concentrating on writing and directing for American TV in the 1950s. He scripted and acted in his first work for NBC’s “Kraft Television Theatre”, the autobiographical “My Brother’s Keeper” (1953), inspired by his pilot’s experience of being “talked down” by a ground controller, and “A Night to Remember” (also for “Kraft”), a drama about the sinking of the Titanic, earned him 1956 Emmy nominations as director and co-author. Hill scored a huge success in his Broadway directing debut, the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Look Homeward, Angel” (1957,) and made his feature film debut helming the adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ play “Period of Adjustment” (1962), which he had directed on Broadway.
Hill delighted reviewers (though the box office was meager… read more
Solid populist western that stands as the star vehicle it was created to be. Newman and Redford play off each other and one buys into the friendship wholeheartily. Well shot by Conrad Hall with memorable score by Bacharach. Katharine Ross quite striking in supporting turn. Goldman's script has quite a few zingers. "Who are those guys?" Interesting something like this came out same year as 'The Wild Bunch'.
Two privileged teenage girls form an obsession with a lounge lizard concert pianist and practically invent stalking.
A look at the later work of the great Polish designer Waldemar Swierzy.
The quintessential American western, perfect in every way. It is perhaps the most tastefully done, visually captivating movie of its time. Mainstream movies just don’t get any more artistic, the visual… read review
This famous buddy film, while heartfelt and entertaining, is really more of a technical achievement than anything else. Along with Bullitt, this has to be the most fantastic cinematography of the late… read review
Director George Roy Hill had a little success when working with Paul Newman: two Best Picture and Best Director nominees with classics The Sting and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid along with a… read review