Posts from DukePilgrim in thread „The Shootist (1976)“

    The Shootist is a brilliant movie and a wonderful Epitaph to a long and wonderful career.

    If Paramount had spent more time marketing it rather than King Kong Duke would have got a second Oscar.


    I read in Emmanuel Levy's book on John Wayne that Paul Newman and George C Scott were both offered the role of JB Book's before John Wayne.

    Paul Newman passed on the role and George C Scott wanted too many changes made to the script.

    The winning choice of Duke was also added to the fact that they could use footage from his old movies in the credits to show the life of J B Books.