The Flight of the Phoenix: 1965 clashing with 2004. Another comparative episode! L.B. Jeff Jeffries tries to out-fly Doc Holiday. It hasn’t been long, but the time was made nigh since we recently lost the great & almost immortal Ernest Borgnine. We thought it appropriate to discuss something from his massive canon. Plus, it’s a great chance to compare actors that otherwise might never have been associated with each other.
- 1965 - James Stewart, Richard Attenborough & Hardy Kruger
- 2004 - Dennis Quaid, Tyrese Gibson & Giovanni Ribisi
Unlike our last foray (stage play to movie) this IS an actual remake. Although drawn from the same screenplay, they each provide impressive substance & reflection of their contemporary culture. Both need to be seen; it doesn’t matter which version becomes your favorite. The performances are enough to do it again. We compare, we contrast and we even get in a few Jimmy Stewart jokes, so thank you again for flying Cinema Slut airlines. Please strap in & hold on to your butts… it’s gonna be a bumpy ride.