Tag: Birdman of Alcatraz

Burt Lancaster Under Duress!

Burt Lancaster Under Duress!

February 19, 2015 | By

Reviews of two classic films on Blu featuring standout performances by Burt Lancaster: John Frankenheimer’s Birdman of Alcatraz (Twilight Time) + Frank Perry’s The Swimmer (Grindhouse Releasing).

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BR: Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

BR: Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

February 19, 2015 | By

Not unlike The Train (1966), the original director of this adaptation of Thomas Gaddis’ 1955 book about lifer Robert Stroud involved a director being replaced by John Frankenheimer, and as Twilight Time commentators Nick Redman, Julie Kirgo, and Paul Seydor note in unison, the choice of Michael Crichton…

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