Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Remembering John Wayne, who died 34 years ago

On the populist, working-man sensibilities of Frank Capra, the director of It's A Wonderful Life:

I'd like to take that little Dago son of a bitch and tear him into a million pieces and throw him into the ocean and watch him float back to Sicily where he belongs.
— IMDB quotes

On the affection of Ratso Rizzo for Joe Buck in Midnight Cowboy:

"Wouldn't you say that the wonderful love of these two men in 'Midnight Cowboy', a story about two fags, qualifies as a perverse movie?"
—Playboy, 1971

     AKSARBENT reminds you that although film is not forever, glazed ceramic has proven to last thousands of years, so the Duke's image should last for many genera­tions on heirloom Franklin Mint plates.
Oddly, AKSARBENT has not been able to find the image at the right, published in Gary Wills' book, John Wayne's America, on any Wayne memorabilia.

1 comment:

  1. I wouldn't take those quotes as gospel anyway.That playboy interview has been proven to be a case of the journalist trying to do an hachet job on him.He was good friends with Rock Hudson and especially Sammy Davis jr and that interview makes him out to be homophobic and racist.Load of crap.And using IMDB quotes as a source is beyond stupid.Anyone can add to the IMDB trivia and quotes section without proof of evidence.