Please enough with this soup about a good actor, occasionally excellent,
The only excellent WRITTEN script thing he did (and it was a noir western in
my book) was Ride In the Wirlwind an absolute wonderful film made by Monte
Hellman in 65...Incidentally he (JN) also acted in the film and very well at
Montois bored to tears with all this best this, best that.......... about
some good or very good actors (in some films) but nothing
The discussion about Italians books was far more valuable to Rara-Avians I
On 8/22/08 2:13 PM, "Patrick King" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> --- On Wed, 8/20/08, davezeltserman <email@example.com
> <mailto:davezelt%40rcn.com> > wrote:
> Sadly, if you took all of the films where Nicholson had great
> performances like The Crossing Guard, The Pledge, Prizzi's Honor,
> Carnal Knowledge, Ironweed, The Last Detail, Chinatown, etc., the one
> piece of crap film he made with Adam Sandler, Anger Management,
> probably outgrossed them all combined.
> Jack Nicholson, as good as he can be, has made a lot more than one bad movie.
> I'm not talking about 1958 to 1967 when he was just coming into the business.
> How about THE PASSENGER, TOMMY, MISSOURI BREAKS, GOING SOUTH, THE TWO JAKES.
> THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK, having little to do with the brilliant book by the
> same title, had to be one of the most over acted under written movies of all
> time. Nicholson was awful in it.
> I'd say Nicholson is the modern Humphrey Bogart, and I think that's pretty
> high praise. He brings his personality to each role he does. In terms of range
> and versatility we have many finer actors than Jack. Besides DeNiro and
> (Dustin) Hoffman previously mentioned, There are also Al Pachino, Ed Norton,
> Val Kilmer, even George Cloony, all of whom have greater range than Jack.
> Nicholson doesn't come within a million miles of the depth and range of Marlon
> Brando in my view.
> So this is kind of where the conversation I alluded to in the previous post
> Patrick King
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