Budd Boetticher Week at Parallax View

In celebration of the release of The Films of Budd Boetticher, I’ve been revisiting the films and career of Budd Boetticher, a director I had the honor of meeting and interviewing. He died in 2001 just as his legacy was being rediscovered with a restoration of his largely MIA classic Seven Men From Now and revivals of his great “Ranown” films, five features directed by Boetticher for Randolph Scott’s production company, each starring Scott. Those five features are collected in the new box set.

At Parallax View I offer an introduction, an interview and an appreciation of the director and his career:

Budd Boetticher: An Introduction

Budd Boetticher and the Ranown Cycle: “What a director is supposed to do” (an interview with the director)

Budd Boetticher: A Career

Also, see Richard T. Jameson’s review of Seven Men From Now.

A review of the box set will headline my “DVD of the Week” feature tomorrow.

Budd Boetticher in his office, 1988
Budd Boetticher in his office (a converted stable), 1988. A practice bull in the background, bullfighting photos and posters on the wall. Photo by me.

Author: seanax

I write the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website (www.streamondemandathome.com). I'm a contributing writer for Turner Classic Movies Online, Keyframe, Independent Lens, and Cinephiled, and the editor of Parallax View (www.parallax-view.org).. I've written for The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Seattle Weekly, GreenCine.com, Senses of Cinema, Asian Cult Cinema, and Psychotronic Video, among other publications, and I am a contributing editor to Parallax View. I currently live and work in Seattle, Washington, with my two cats, Hammet and Chandler.

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