Friday, January 22, 2010

Bronson and The Bare Mel!

Screen tough guy, Charles Bronson and Melanie Lutz's The Bare Melcessities: Walking Out. Waking Up. Getting Bare. together again somewhere outside of Las Vegas...

John Sturges used Charles Bronson beautifully in the Western classics The Magnificent Seven and The Great Escape.

Here's the tone of Bronson's character showcasing the understanding of his limitations, sharing his truth, from The Magnificent Seven...
"We're ashamed to live here. Our fathers are cowards."

Bronson as Bernardo O'Reilly responding to the Village Boy's outburst ...
"Don't you ever say that again about your fathers, because they are not cowards. You think I am brave because I carry a gun; well, your fathers are much braver because they carry responsibility, for you, your brothers, your sisters, and your mothers. And this responsibility is like a big rock that weighs a ton. It bends and it twists them until finally it buries them under the ground. And there's nobody says they have to do this. They do it because they love you, and because they want to. I have never had this kind of courage. Running a farm, working like a mule every day with no guarantee anything will ever come of it. This is bravery. That's why I never even started anything like that... that's why I never will."

From screenwriter William Roberts based on Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai.
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