Friday, August 27, 2010

Joe Don takes direction

"You packin' heat, Joe Don?"

5 comments:

J.D. said...

Ah, Joe Don... Gotta love that guy. He pops up in the oddest places, like playing Winona Ryder's dad in REALITY BITES. Very strange but he still was awesome even with the limited screen time.

Ned Merrill said...

Saw Joe Don in the rare WELCOME HOME SOLDIER BOYS last year at Bill Lustig's series at Anthology Film Archives. I wasn't entirely pleased with the film, but Joe Don was aces. Still haven't seen MITCHELL, but have never heard very good things about it.

J.D. said...

It's awesomely bad and Joe Don is unintentionally hilarious in it. I've even contemplated getting a used VHS copy off of Amazon. Interestingly, the MST3K version has gone OOP on DVD.

Reel Distraction said...

Very cool image.

Mitchell has moments of greatness, but JDB's best work is in Charley Varrick (1973), The Outfit (1973), and Framed (1975). Framed in particular is a completely overlooked 70's crime/revenge masterpiece.

Ned Merrill said...

Reel Distraction,

Thanks for checking in. Do love me some Joe Don in THE OUTFIT and CHARLEY VARRICK. Haven't seen FRAMED, but I will seek it out as it again pairs Joe Don with the great Phil Karlson.