Friday, May 28, 2010

Thunderheart on TCM What's the Problem?

I've put off doing this post, but I feel I have to respond to whats being said over at the CFU, butI know better than to say anything over there, I'll just get attacked .

Any way it seems quite a few members are upset that TCM would dare show this "Val Kilmer" film , as it's in their view "not a classic".
HELLO! Have any of you people even bothered to watch the film?
OK the film was made in 1992. So What. It has Val Kilmer's great performance along with a thought provoking story. Check out the trailer

This is one of my favorite films and I for one thank TCM for having The GUTTS to include it in the Native American series. I would have been upset if they had not run it.

Whats your thoughts? Id' love to hear them. Does TCM have to
always be stuck in distant past?
Or can a newer film be a classic? I think you know where I stand.


Dawn said...

Paul, My husband and I love this movie!! I really enjoy movies that are based on a true incidents. I loved the South Dakota scenery. Loved the great acting, by the native Americans. This is a one of the most thought-provoking, enlightening, movies, I've ever seen. Val Kilmer has never been better and Graham Greene is simply magnificent, even better than he was in Dances with Wolves. This really is a must see movie.

Paul 2 said...

Dawn, I could not agree with you more. All the people at CFU who "bad mouthed" the film have either not seen it or have NO Clue.

Dawn said...

For some reason I'm having trouble logging on to CFU. So I have not read any of whats being said over there. :(

I also wanted to let you know.. that I just added, Matt Helm Lounge, to my growing DVD collection. I'm watching it right now with my son.. Dean Martin. is one coool dude.

Paul 2 said...

Dawn, when you do get to the CFU (the post is now on page 3) everyone who left a comment feels that TCM should have not have ran the film. Hep goes as far to say a classic film has to be at least 25 years old. Now for the Kicker.She's not 25 yet. LOL

Dawn said...

Paul, It is such a good movie. You would think that they would enjoy watching the movie, Thunderheart.. commercial free. :)