Saturday, October 26, 2013

Flick Pick: Tombstone

(Hollywood Pictures, 1993)

To commemorate the 132nd anniversary of the Shootout at the OK Corral, the best movie by far dealing with it, among several notable attempts. Though long on legend and light on facts, this is everything a western should be, with Kurt Russell, Sam Elliot, and Bill Paxton playing the Earps, and Val Kilmer stealing every scene he's in with a portrayal of Doc Holliday that sets the standard for that character for 50 years, if not forever. Peppered throughout are notable western stars from the past, including Charlton Heston, Harry Carey, Jr., Chris Mitchum, and Robert Mitchum narrating the opening and closing.


Retired Spook said...

I've always thought it was an outrage that Val Kilmer didn't win an Oscar for his Doc Holliday.

Thanks for doing this. It reminds me of movies I need to watch again.

Aesop said...

You're welcome.
That's why I'm doing this.