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