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1970 film. Western. Prison. Stashed loot. Rattlesnakes.
There Was a Crooked Man/Paris Pitman Jr./Kirk Douglas
1963 film. Western. Cattle ranch. Foot and mouth. Destruction of herd by rifle fire. Attempted rape of housekeeper.
Hud/Hud Bannon/Paul Newman
2001 film. Crime thriller. Narcotics. Blackmail. Intimidation. Murder. Russian 'mafia'.
Training Day/Alonzo Harris/Denzel Washington
1847 novel. "Out of the wily, windy moors/We'd roll and fall in green..."
1968 film. Western. Protagonist - "Did you bring a horse for me?" Hired gun - "Well... it looks like we're shy one horse." Protagonist - (shaking his head) "You brought two too many."/"Keep your lovin' brother happy." Answer is not the protagonist or the hired gun.
Once Upon a Time in the West/Frank/Henry Fonda
1899 novella. Belgian Congo. "Exterminate all the brutes!"
Heart of Darkness/Kurtz
1969 novel. 1972 film. "I don't feel I have to wipe everybody out, Tom... just my enemies."
The Godfather Part II/Michael Corleone
1962 novel. 1975 film. "Medication time."
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest/Nurse Mildred Ratched/Louise Fletcher
1897 novel. Adapted for film more than 30 times. The novel is chilling to discerning readers. The book is legendary for its chilliness. According to Thomas Harris, even Hannibal Lecter could not read the book in one session. Stephen King tried to plagiarise it. Failed miserably.
1818 novel. Ubiquitous film adaptations. "I will be with you on your wedding night."
Frankenstein/Doctor Victor Frankenstein
1972 film. Western. A petty criminal, gaol bird decides to make a bit of cash after his release from the penitentiary. Makes the mistake of trying to steal a herd of cattle from the first marine to hit the beaches at Iwo Jima... after Lee Marvin. The most famous of these Hollywood legends tries to inspire the love of cattle-breeding, horsemanship, caring for minors and shooting people with impunity to a group of teenage boys. The villain... thanks. Quite.
The Cowboys/Asa 'Log Hair' Watts/Bruce Dern
1955 film. A domineering matriarch oversteps her mark. Plots. Threats. Suicide. It ends tragically for her in her death.
Queen Bee/Eva Phillips/Joan Crawford
1969 novel. 1971 movie. A racist, violent and unpredictable New York police detective working in Narcotics inadvertently discovers the source of an illicit supply route for drugs into New York City, via bashing the information out of a drug user.
The French Connection/Popeye Doyle/Eddie Egan/Gene Hackman