Turner Classic Movies Unveils Story of 'Often Forgotten' Western Director Budd Boetticher
Original Documentary BUDD BOETTICHER "A MAN CAN DO THAT" to Premiere Wednesday, Dec. 21, Narrated by Ed Harris and Executive-Produced by Clint Eastwood
Published Nov 8, 2005
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ATLANTA, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is heading West this December with a special tribute to Western director Budd Boetticher and his frequent star, Randolph Scott. The team behind the acclaimed 2000 documentary Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows, have created BUDD BOETTICHER "A MAN CAN DO THAT," a one-hour look at this director who is often lost in the shadow of notables as John Ford and Howard Hawks. The documentary will premiere Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT), followed at 9:30 p.m. by the first of Boetticher and Scott's collaborations, Seven Men from Now.
BUDD BOETTICHER "A MAN CAN DO THAT" -- narrated by Ed Harris; directed and produced by Bruce Ricker; written and produced by Dave Kehr; edited by Joel Cox and Gary Roach; and executive-produced by Clint Eastwood -- embraces both the man's work and his life, tracing the story of his epic odyssey through Hollywood and beyond. Interviewees include directors Quentin Tarantino, Paul Schrader, Clint Eastwood, Taylor Hackford, Peter Bogdanovich, Robert Towne and eight hours of interviews with Boetticher before his death in 2001.
The network will continue the night with a salute to actor Randolph Scott, featuring The Last of the Mohicans (1936) at 12:30 p.m., Western Union (1941) at 2:15 a.m., and Trail Street (1947) at 4 a.m.
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Source: Turner Classic Movies