Resurrection of Broncho Billy

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Resurrection of Broncho Billy

Post by Deneen » Mon May 15, 2017 3:40 pm

markisddg:23116 wrote:If you haven't seen this on Youtube it's worth watching. A short subject 22 minutes long made back in 1970 with Johnny Crawford as a loner who "divorces himself from reality, choosing cowboy daydreams over modern malaise."  When I first saw it I couldn't hear it well then decided to listen hard cuz JC was so doggone handsome. I swear this part was written for JC.  Check out these scenes

When he is talking to his landlady about the rent.
When he walks like John Wayne into a type of store.
When he comes out with the toothpick in his mouth close ups.
When he goes into the alley and pretends he's in a showdown with the outlaws listening and waiting for the moment.

Sitting on the table with the girl talking about authentic western stars and their garb.

Loved it.  thanks Rhiannon.
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Post by Deneen » Mon May 15, 2017 3:41 pm

Rhiannon:23124 wrote:Thanks for telling everyone about this awesome film, markisddg. I hadn't thought to post anything about it cause at the time I sent it to you I thought it was just us who would have loved it. Johnny was SO cute in this and it really did seem like it was how he would be! And thanks for posting your favorite parts. I completely agree about these parts!!!
One of my favorite parts that you mentioned is when when he's sitting on the bench going on and on about the hats and not all cowboys have their own horses! He cracks me up the way he did that. Also do you notice how he always says  "And uh..." Love that!

We're so lucky it's on YouTube!
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Post by Deneen » Mon May 15, 2017 3:43 pm

markisddg:23131 wrote:Yes Yes Yes I noticed everything and loved that "and uh" and did you notice he says towards the end how John Wayne always wore a different  hat in every movie and then mentions Cooper then back to John Wayne he says he always wore the same hat but it was a good hat. LOL I believe he mentions Along Came Jones too.
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Post by Deneen » Mon May 15, 2017 3:44 pm

markisddg:23132 wrote:I finally figured out he asks for a shot of Red Eye. He was so cute in that. I hate when those guys steal his watch. I had to watch it a few times (well 8 or 9) to appreciate it and understand why it won an oscar.
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Post by Deneen » Mon May 15, 2017 3:46 pm

Rhiannon:23165 wrote:I'm so glad I knew about this so you could too. That's how the universe works, I think. Yeah, I love that whole scene about the hats. I loved the part about Gary Cooper too cause I loved him and have seen Along Came Jones tons of times. And of course I love the whole thing cause it's all Johnny!
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Post by Deneen » Mon May 15, 2017 3:47 pm

markisddg:23168 wrote:We sure can go on about this one...and don't you love that close up in the alley before he gets mugged...he looks to his left then to his right and his mouth twitches..I love that it makes him look like he's ready to draw. Then he turns around and for a split second he looks so happy.

And love that "Yep"

I know we're nutz.
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Post by Deneen » Mon May 15, 2017 3:48 pm

Rhiannon:23173 wrote:ROFL! "I know we're nutz"!! That says it all!!
Yep!

Yes, loved that scene too!!
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Post by Deneen » Mon May 15, 2017 3:50 pm

markisddg:23179 wrote:I should speak for myself when I said we're nutz....LOL but if you want to join me ....even better.

And of course my favorite "Well if it's good enough for you it's good enough for me." doing his impression of Wayne I think.

His hair got a lot thicker and coarser as he got older.
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Post by Deneen » Mon May 15, 2017 3:51 pm

Rhiannon:23210 wrote:LOL. Well you can speak for me too, because I don't think there's any question about that : )

Yes it did! I thought it got darker too, but it didn't since it always WAS dark, just lightened for Rifleman (which I never knew until Michelle I think it was, said it).
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Post by Deneen » Mon May 15, 2017 3:53 pm

markisddg:23231 wrote:Oh and I loved how his hair got lightened. It looked so natural..

....I guess he decided to just be au natural...and let it be dark...speaking of au natural I got the delivery and will send that photo soon.
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