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  The Films of Raoul Walsh
Raoul Walsh is an American director, who made films from the 1910's to the 1960's.
Walsh repeatedly shows the look of adoration on the smaller kid's face for this tough guy who is standing up to a leader of a whole gang.
Walsh had acted a great deal during his earliest, pre-1915 days in film, but this was his only sizable role after he became established as a director after 1915.
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  Raoul Walsh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Raoul Walsh (March 11, 1887 – December 31, 1980) was an American film director.
Walsh began his entertainment career as a stage actor in New York City, quickly progressing into film acting.
Like his contemporary Howard Hawks, Walsh was known for never letting the facts get in the way of a good story.
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 Raoul Walsh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Unpainted Portrait (1914) (as Raoul A. Walsh)
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 Raoul WALSH : Biographie de Raoul WALSH - Monsieur-Biographie.com
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 Raoul Walsh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Walsh's most notable appearance as an actor was in the role of John Wilkes Booth in Griffith's THE BIRTH OF A NATION (1915).
Walsh lost an eye while shooting IN OLD ARIZONA (1929), Hollywood's first outdoor talkie, and wore an eye patch ever after.
Raoul's first (1916-1927) of three wives, Miriam Cooper, starred in many of his early films.
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 The Big Trail, by Raoul Walsh, reviewed by Fred Camper, a movie review from the Chicago Reader
The young John Wayne (in this film director Raoul Walsh gave him his first starring role) had not yet developed the ringingly self-certain personality for which he was later famous; here he displays an almost awkward youthfulness that is somewhat endearing.
Walsh has given us a rare vision of nature, one that is not man-centered; his film is permeated with a powerful, mysterious sense of an always-looming, weighty, abstracted empty space.
His images, with their emphasis on landscape as texture rather than on landscape as geography or as human character, produce in sum a kind of mental image of a weighty mass, like the surface of a rock, or of the ground, or even of the dust-filled air.
www.fredcamper.com /Film/Walsh.html   (1577 words)

 Directors 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Walsh wore three hats on Sadie Thompson (1928), writing, directing, and costarring with Gloria Swanson; his exuberant performance caused Fox to sign him to direct and star in the first outdoor talkie, In Old Arizona (1929), but a freak auto accident cost him an eye and finished his acting career for good.
Walsh hit his stride at Warner Bros. in the late 1930s and early 1940s, finding his true metier in that studio's rugged action pictures and crime dramas, including The Roaring Twenties (1939) They Drive by Night (1940), They Died With Their Boots On, Manpower and High Sierra (all 1941).
His brother, George Walsh, was a popular star in the teens and 1920s, whose career went into decline when he was replaced by Ramon Novarro in the 1926 Ben-Hur sadly, nearly all of his films have been lost to the inevitable decomposition that ravages old celluloid.
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 Raoul Walsh
Walsh photographs it like a dream, and there is Douglas Fairbanks.
The great Western painters have nothing on this; nearly every shot is a panorama so vast as to exhaust the imagination of a De Mille, and there are enough of them to fill the galleries of a museum.
Cinematographically, Walsh uses his camera like Muybridge to record the multiple rhythms of oxen and horses walking four or more abreast, for example.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Objective Burma [1945] [1954]: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Raoul Walsh has to be the most agonizingly undervalued of all Hollywood maestros of yore.
In his day Walsh was best known for his action sequences, but everytime you revisit his films, not least this one, you are reminded that nothing human, absolutely nothing under the sun was alien to Walsh as a person and as a director.
In his day Walsh was best known for his action sequences, but everytime you revisit his films, not least this one, you are reminded that nothing human, absolutely nothing under the sun was alien to Hawks as a person and as a director.
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 slant // magazine.com: Film Review - The Roaring Twenties
Very quickly, the two are established as extreme ends on the naughty-nice continuum, respectively, which is all more or less according to the Walsh action film blueprint; he may glamorize his thugs, but they are rarely glorified without compunction.
Walsh's swift camerawork is almost an extension of Cagney's swift gait.
Both seem to be landing each step on the front side of their feet, and the effect is that the camera is anticipating the catharsis between nitroglycerine crime partners Bartlett and Hally to tip the scales of moral alignment back to zero.
www.slantmagazine.com /film/film_review.asp?ID=1408   (265 words)

 Walsh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Adam Walsh, son of John Walsh, was abducted from a department store at the age of six.
Courtney Walsh, former international cricketer (fast bowler) who represented the West Indies from 1984 to 2001
Frances Walsh, Academy Award-winning screenwriter and film producer and musician, she is the wife of filmmaker Peter Jackson.
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 Raoul Walsh Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Raoul Walsh (11 March 1887 - 31 December 1980) was an American film director.
Walsh started his entertainment career as a stage actor in New York, quickly progressing into film acting.
He was the brother of actor George Walsh.
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 MAGAZINE | Departments | Around the World on DVD | VOL 28-6: February 2004
In front of Raoul Walsh's watchful eye you can almost see Bogart growing in stature, particularly when compared with his performance "supporting" Raft in the earlier film.
High Sierra is something of a classic, with its Lone Pine locale in the lee of Mount Whitney, America's tallest peak, and Lupino is the ideal foil for the gangster's coiled fury.
Raoul Walsh was a legendary figure, and his career directing a series of hard-boiled gangster films suited him well.
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 slant // magazine.com: Film Review - White Heat
As Walsh's film opens, Jarrett is executing a train heist with a small clan of almost-inept henchmen, all of whom seem capable of sullenly reminding Jarrett of the size of their cut and inadvertently taunting his slouching sense of masculinity.
At one point, Jarrett collapses in agony on the floor (he has chronic headaches that, one character later explains, were his only means of attracting his mother's attention as a kid) and is hoisted upon Ma's lap for a sinister neck massage.
Once again, the most denigrated angle of a Walsh picture is the perception of his ostensible disinterest in the motivation of his "good" characters, and Edmond O'Brien's portrayal of the undercover inmate "Vic Pardo" is no exception.
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 Rotten Tomatoes Forums - Raoul Walsh & Kirk Douglas (BPSJ)
This is a thread for discussion on Raoul Walsh and Kirk Douglas and any of your favorite performances or films they made.
Walsh isn't someone I'm familiar enough with to comment on, but Kirk Douglas is my favourite actor and IMHO, the best screen actor from that golden age Hollywood generation that is slowly dying off (ie Peck and Jimmy Stewart).
Raoul Walsh (his only acting credit was in Birth of a Nation playing John Wilkes Booth!) but as a director, Walsh was one of the greatest:
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 hackwriters.com - Pursued: Dir Raoul Walsh - Review by Mirko Stopar
Everything is dually disconnected, from Theresa Wright’s angelical progression into furious revenge (she wants to marry Jeb just to shoot him during the wedding night), to that loving mother saving the heir of the family war and also leading him to destruction.
Walsh is showing the way to a new expressionism in western, eventually taken over by Budd Boetticher and Anthony Mann (all the motivations of James Stewart’s characters in his westerns with Mann are condensed in Mitchum’s role).
Walsh’s direction turns a somehow standard script into a sordid exploration of human misery.
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 Bright Lights Film Journal | The Bowery, Raoul Walsh
A pair of brewery barons who gargle their "r"s like vaudeville Germans are less disturbing, though, than a sequence of Chinese workers trapped in the flames of a burning laundry and screaming for help while rival fire brigades brawl in the street, ignoring their cries.
But what’s most striking is the physicality of the behavior, with lots of hitting all around, not only of women but by women too: butts get slapped, the orphan gets spanked, a wife smashes a bottle right into her husband’s face, and Beery wields his fljack to bean an annoying drunken floozie.
However, Walsh loves all his rambunctious males, portraying them warts and all, and never pushes the viewer into judgments, even when his heroes are authentic murderers, as in High Sierra and White Heat.
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 Bright Lights Film Journal | The Naked and the Dead
Walsh was, after all, an action filmmaker, best known for his exuberant direction of Errol Flynn in stories of macho cameraderie (Gentleman Jim, They Died With Their Boots On) and exploits behind enemy lines (Desperate Journey).
Walsh's The Naked and the Dead shows us war as psychosis on a grand scale, affecting everyone from General Cummings (Raymond Massey) on down to Sergeant Croft (Aldo Ray) and the enlisted men who idolize him.
It is as though Walsh was simply handed the script with all of its dark, subversive elements, and he proceeded to direct it the same way he would direct any other action film.
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 Raoul Walsh
Walsh left home at 15 when his mother died, unable to support the house without her, and for years propelled himself on an odyssey to nowhere — Cuba, Texas, Mexico, Montana, punching cattle, toughening himself, taking blows, forming callouses so thick he felt ashamed to shake hands.
All the feverish action of Walsh’s characters, all their energetic diagonals across Walsh’s frames, mount kinetically (not in a natural flow but in heightened fragments) toward rhyming reverse-angles of eyes — eyes well lighted by Walsh and charged with motion, life itself, our inner self, never still.
Walsh plays to our voyeurism, and the fact that we know our triumphs are fantasy adds to their poignancy, for Walsh’s boisterousness is in truth a mask for melancholy, as when he speaks of Miriam Cooper.
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 Raoul Walsh / Cherp / Research Centres / The University of Newcastle, Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Dr Raoul Walsh is a part-time Senior Research Academic with the Centre for Health Research and Psycho-oncology (CHeRP).
Dr Walsh’s role with the Cancer Council includes contributions to policy development and intervention research across a wide range of smoking-related issues.
Dr Walsh was principal investigator on a National Health and Medical Research Council grant which initiated the largest evaluation of antenatal smoking dissemination methods ever undertaken in Australia.
www.newcastle.edu.au /centre/cherp/staff/raoulwalsh.html   (365 words)

 Movie Database - tvguide.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
There is the traditional Indian attack with pioneers beating off the redskins from their circle of wagons, a spectacular buffalo hunt, and a devastating scene where the entire cast was almost drowned when fording a river during a fierce rainstorm (Walsh always kept the cameras rolling).
Walsh's direction is superb as he captures the thrilling outdoor action in this epic which cost Fox $2 million to produce, a fortune in those days.
Further, the film was one of the first to be made in Grandeur, a 55mm wide-screen color process so impressive that the premiere audience jumped to its feet and cheered at the conclusion.
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 Amazon.ca: Roaring Twenties: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Raoul Walsh was one of cinema's greatest action directors in both silents and talkies, and The Roaring Twenties was a breakthrough film for him.
Raoul Walsh's "The Roaring Twenties" (1939) is an unintentionally laughable little bit of business that, at the time of its release was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.
Evil was usually given a head start with the villains enjoying their ill-gotten gains, but by the time the closing credits rolled, the audience could see that if good did not triumph at least evil had to be punished or contained.
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 Raoul Walsh at Reel Classics
Raoul Walsh edited by Phil Hardy (Edinburgh: Edinburgh Film Festival; London: British Film Institute, 1974).
Each man in his time; the life story of a director by Raoul Walsh (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1974).
TVNow's monthly Raoul Walsh schedule -when his films will be on TV.
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 indieWIRE Insider > Raoul Walsh Retrospective in Queens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
George Raft and Humphrey Bogart are hard-boiled truckers committed to a life as “wildcatters,” with Ida Lupino excelling in her decidedly unsympathetic portrayal of a married woman hooked on George Raft.
Walsh’s vibrant melodrama about a charismatic gang leader and a society woman running a Bowery mission, filmed mainly on Lower East Side locations, was the first feature-length crime movie.
Walsh remade his gangster film "High Sierra" as a western, with Virginia Mayo as a hardboiled yet softhearted dance-hall singer who helps redeem Joel McCrea’s escaped outlaw.
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 The DVD Journal | Quick Reviews: Pursued
A key western from 1947, Raoul Walsh's Pursued can be seen as a turning point in the genre, arriving at a time when screenwriters and directors began to shun classic hero/villain motifs in order to examine inner psychological dramas — a tactic later employed by Anthony Mann, John Ford, and Clint Eastwood, among others.
Pursued clearly is cut from the cloth of the western genre, and it's directed by a master — Raoul Walsh had been helming films since the silent era, originally apprenticing under D.W. Griffith (he played John Wilkes Booth in Birth of a Nation).
Some historians have noted that Walsh was only as good as his material, but here he displays a remarkable eye for 1.33:1 composition, exploiting light, shadow, and depth to make nearly every moment of fl-and-white celluloid worthy of a film-school textbook.
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 VH1.com : Movies : From Now on : Main
Raoul Walsh directed his brother George Walsh (Fox's answer to Douglas Fairbanks) in this...
Raoul Walsh directed his brother George Walsh (Fox's answer to Douglas Fairbanks) in this crime drama.
Dave Henderson (Walsh) is an orphan who receives an inheritance from a wealthy man. But Dick is both naive and wild, so some bookies manage to relieve him of his money.
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Well, Raoul Walsh has actually been dead for 25 years, but Peter Bogdanovich and Museum of Moving Image film curator David Schwartz will be on WNYC's Leonard Lopate Show today during the 1 PM hour --
Walsh is one of the all-time Hollywood greats.
If you want to catch one of Walsh's most notable films, be sure to go see the great gangster pic, psudo-noir White Heat featuring the famous James Cagney "Top of the world, Ma!" sequence on Aug. 20-21 at 4:15 PM each day.
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