|Hardy Kruger, Red Buttons and John Wayne|
Scene from the Paramount Pictures classic, Hatari
Great cast, great story, magnificent cinematography (for which the 1962 film won an Oscar).
I loved it when I was a kid, I loved it all over again last night.
I'm not one of those guys who say that they don't make good movies anymore. They do, they still make some great films these days. They make a lot of crappy ones too.
Truth be told, they had crappy movies back in the day.
Hey, people made mistakes then as they do now. As we've been doing since Genesis.
It's our nature to screw up now and again.
Another thing I remember from back in the day. The actors didn't run around spouting off about their political views. Maybe they did inside Hollywood and around L.A. but it wasn't all over the national "news" like it is now.
Of those three guys in that picture, only Hardy Kruger is still alive. He's 87.
A lot of my favorite actors from when I was a kid have passed on.
Damn, I guess it's something you have to deal with as you get older.
Death, it's a fact of life.