Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The man who shot Liberty Valance (1962) - John Wayne, James Stewart and Lee Marvin in one of best westerns ever

Rating 8.1/10
Runtime: 118 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: John Ford
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056217/


John Wayne ... Tom Doniphon
James Stewart ... Ransom Stoddard
Vera Miles ... Hallie Stoddard
Lee Marvin ... Liberty Valance
Edmond O'Brien ... Dutton Peabody
Andy Devine ... Marshal Link Appleyard
Ken Murray ... Doc Willoughby
John Carradine ... Maj. Cassius Starbuckle
Jeanette Nolan ... Nora Ericson
John Qualen ... Peter Ericson
Willis Bouchey ... Jason Tully (conductor)

Description: Senator Ranse Stoddard returns to the city of Shinbone in the Wild West, to go to the funeral of his friend, Tom Doniphon. To a journalist, who's wondering what the senator is doing in Shinbone, he tells how his career started as the man who shot Liberty Valance. As a lawyer he came to Shinbone to bring law and order to the west by means of law books. When the stagecoach is held up by outlaws, he is savagely beaten by Liberty Valance. He survives the attack and is nursed by his future wife, Hallie. Hallie is being wooed by a local rancher, Tom Doniphon. Ranse teaches the people of Shinbone to read and write, all the while trying to find a way of bringing Valance to justice. He finally takes up a gun and faces Valance in a menacing shootout...



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+ Two excellent sets of extra material:

1) Selected scenes with commentaries - includes an intro from director's grandson Dan Ford and provides notes from Ford, Stewart and Marvin. We learn that Ford conducted these interviews in the early 1970s as research for a book. The clips cover cast and performances as well as various aspects of the production and the careers of the participants (233 MB, 23 minutes runtime)

2) "The Size of Legends, The Soul of Myth" - seven-part featurette which presents notes from Bogdanovich, Dan Ford, film critic/historian Richard Schickel, John Ford biographer Scott Eyman, Paramount Picture producer AC Lyles, film historian Michael Blake, Lee Marvin's widow Pamela, and film critic/author Molly Haskell. We also hear from John Ford, James Stewart and Lee Marvin via archival elements ( 593 MB, 51 minutes runtime)

Video and audio information:

Video : 1.81 GB, 2185 Kbps, 25 fps, 720*384 (16:9), XviD = XviD 1.2.1 (UTC 2008-12-04)
Audio : 379 MB, 448 Kbps, 44100 Hz, 6 channels, 0x55 = AC3

Subtitles (English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Polish, Italian, Greek, Turkish, Czech, Danish, croatian, Dutch, Romanian, Serbian, Swedish) for movie and English, Spanish, French as SUB/IDX for extra included