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October 26th 1881
« on: October 26, 2018, 08:30:55 pm »
Did anyone else watch the movie "Tombstone" today?

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Re: October 26th 1881
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2018, 12:44:10 am »
no,  but I did a few days ago.... :)
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Re: October 26th 1881
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2018, 01:39:54 am »
I had a day off, so I watched "Tombstone", a few key scenes from Costner's "Wyatt Earp" AND, the kind of overly dramatic, but fairly accurate 1970's documentary hosted by Lorne Greene.  It was a rainy day here, so it was kind of fun to make a day of it.

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Re: October 26th 1881
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2018, 06:09:44 am »
This from IMDB

" Kevin Costner was originally involved with Tombstone (1993), another film about Wyatt Earp, written by Kevin Jarre. However, Costner disagreed with Jarre over the focus of the film (he believed that the emphasis should have been on Wyatt Earp rather than the many characters in Jarre's script) and left the project, eventually teaming up with Lawrence Kasdan to produce his own Wyatt Earp project. Costner then used his then-considerable clout to convince most of the major studios to refuse to distribute the competing film, which affected casting on the rival project. As it turns out, the rival film was considerably more successful. "


Almost, would have been just the one version, I for one was glad for the two....Tombstone heads above Wyatt Earp though 
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Re: October 26th 1881
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2018, 02:58:34 pm »
This from IMDB

" Kevin Costner was originally involved with Tombstone (1993), another film about Wyatt Earp, written by Kevin Jarre. However, Costner disagreed with Jarre over the focus of the film (he believed that the emphasis should have been on Wyatt Earp rather than the many characters in Jarre's script) and left the project, eventually teaming up with Lawrence Kasdan to produce his own Wyatt Earp project. Costner then used his then-considerable clout to convince most of the major studios to refuse to distribute the competing film, which affected casting on the rival project. As it turns out, the rival film was considerably more successful. "


Almost, would have been just the one version, I for one was glad for the two....Tombstone heads above Wyatt Earp though 

Oh My Yes! Tombstone is much better, and isn't dragged out as long.

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Re: October 26th 1881
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2018, 12:43:21 pm »
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Re: October 26th 1881
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2018, 06:11:40 pm »
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Re: October 26th 1881
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2018, 09:35:16 am »
I had the privilege of visiting Wyatt Earp's grave in Colma, CA, a few years ago.

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Re: October 26th 1881
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2018, 06:33:27 pm »
Virgil's is down the road from me in Portland.  I keep meaning to stop by, but I haven't done it yet.

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Re: October 26th 1881
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2018, 12:56:00 am »
I was in Tombstone last weekend.  Paid my respects at the graves for Clantons,McLaurys, and Marshal Fred White.
As commercialized as it gets, the place is still well worth the visit.

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Re: October 26th 1881
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2018, 11:18:54 am »
This from IMDB

" Kevin Costner was originally involved with Tombstone (1993), another film about Wyatt Earp, written by Kevin Jarre. However, Costner disagreed with Jarre over the focus of the film (he believed that the emphasis should have been on Wyatt Earp rather than the many characters in Jarre's script) and left the project, eventually teaming up with Lawrence Kasdan to produce his own Wyatt Earp project. Costner then used his then-considerable clout to convince most of the major studios to refuse to distribute the competing film, which affected casting on the rival project. As it turns out, the rival film was considerably more successful. "


Almost, would have been just the one version, I for one was glad for the two....Tombstone heads above Wyatt Earp though 

Wow to think Tombstone could have been ruined by Costner is scary.
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Re: October 26th 1881
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2018, 11:28:55 am »
"Boot hill, boot hill, so cold, so still, they lay side-by-side, the killers that died in the gunfight at OK Corral."  Let's hear it for "Tombstone", the movie!
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Re: October 26th 1881
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2019, 08:46:44 pm »
I was in Tombstone last weekend.  Paid my respects at the graves for Clantons,McLaurys, and Marshal Fred White.
As commercialized as it gets, the place is still well worth the visit.

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Yep !  Been there, done that also. Plan on going to Mattie's grave this fall.
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Re: October 26th 1881
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2019, 02:12:37 pm »
It's October 26th again--the date of the Fremont Street Fight (near the OK Corral).

This past March, I finally stopped by Virgil Earp's grave in Portland.  Here's the marker.  It's hard to read, even in person, but under the dates it says, "God will take care of me."  Below that on the right, it appears to say, "Co. C", then something I can't read.  Per Don Chaput's biography, Virgil served with Company C of the 83rd Regiment of the Illinois Volunteer Infantry.  I'm sure that the unreadable markings on the stone indicate that.

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Re: October 26th 1881
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2019, 08:15:31 am »
Wow to think Tombstone could have been ruined by Costner is scary.

Wow, you're so right! Costner's Wyatt Earp was okay but Tombstone was awesome! My favorite western of all time! 8)
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Re: October 26th 1881
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2019, 05:27:06 pm »
I disagree, I thought Costner's Wyatt Earp was a better movie vs Tombstone, which was a good movie, but had reservations. Contrary to what a lot of people say, I like Costner's western's. Not a big fan of Kurt Russel, think he over acts, as did Val Kilmer as Doc Holiday. Good actors, but not my favorite's.
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Re: October 26th 1881
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2019, 09:52:59 pm »
Val Kilmer?s version of Doc Holiday was entertaining but Dennis Quaid?s portrayal was far more realistic according to what has been written about Doc. Quaid?s performance was lost in the lackluster success of the Costner film.

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Re: October 26th 1881
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2019, 10:09:23 pm »
Val Kilmer?s version of Doc Holiday was entertaining but Dennis Quaid?s portrayal was far more realistic according to what has been written about Doc. Quaid?s performance was lost in the lackluster success of the Costner film.

I agree. Quaid's Doc stole the show. Actually, both Doc's were the best part of those movies. They certainly are the most quotable...  Quaid's Doc said something close to, "My mother told me never to put off until tomorrow people you should kill today." That's one of my favorites.

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