Thoughts on The Dirty Dozen

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 7:05 PM By Simon


-Okay, so, can we all agree on the badassitude of Lee Marvin? Good. Out of the way, the issue is.

-These guys have been the second biggest inspiration of this type of rugged-ne'er-do-wells genre, aside from Seven Samurai. What is the big deal, you ask?

-These. Guys. Kick. Fucking. Ass.

-Oh, Donald Sutherland.

-I wish very much I could articulate some real thoughts, but I am having a minor tragedy is my young, priveleged life: See, I was forced by *ahem* circumstances to wipe my computer back to factory settings. Seeing as how the last time I backed it up was, like, three months ago, I lost pretty much everything. Today, I have swung between hysterical (in many senses) sobbing and furious destroying of pillows and root beer bottles. I am now to sooth my soul with some Park Chan-wook. Have a nice day.

7 comments:

SugaryCynic said...

heh, I can never take ernest borgnine seriously in anything after I found out he was mermaid man. bummer about the 'puter I just had to do the same thing, i just got lucky and had a computer nerd for a brother. but I've lost all my files before and it's just about the shittiest feeling ever. (hugs and also some iodine because you need that shit when you go smashing bottles about)

June 23, 2010 at 7:46 PM
Bryce Wilson said...

Lee Marvin owns everyone's mothers.

BTW you're now a "Versatile Blogger" congrats. http://thingthatdontsuck.blogspot.com/2010/06/versatile-me.html

June 24, 2010 at 12:18 AM
Dan (Top10Films) said...

I've always found it to be good but not great.

June 24, 2010 at 2:58 AM
Frank said...

Lee Marvin is the biggest badass ever. See "Point Blank", it's one of my all time favorite movies.

June 24, 2010 at 10:03 AM
Simon said...

SugaryCynic: It is shitty, thank you. Hugs back, even though that is weird.

Bryce: Why, thank you, sir!

Dan: Tis a shame.

Frank: I have seen Point Blank, and it was once one of my favorites before Oldboy kicked it out.

June 24, 2010 at 10:08 AM
Neil Fulwood said...

Hi, I've just discovered your blog via Bryce at Things That Don't Suck and the first thing I notice is you're carrying my Jeunet retrospective banner. Thank you; hope you're enjoying the articles.

This is a great piece on 'The Dirty Dozen'. Those three words "oh, Donald Sutherland" just nail the one of the main reasons I love this film.

June 24, 2010 at 4:17 PM
Yojimbo said...

Girl: "The Magnificent Seven" Yes, it's a Kurosawa knock-off (but Akira snorted Shakespeare and Dostoyevsky, so there)

June 24, 2010 at 6:54 PM