Miles also discusses in detail the differences between the novel and his adaptation of the shootist into john wayne's critically acclaimed film and how it affected his sequel as the author succinctly recalls, wayne would not end the film the same way the book ends, which is why the last shootist opens. Although now widely regarded as one of the finest final movies of any star, along with the misfits (1961) starring clark gable and on golden pond (1981) starring henry fonda, this was never actually intended as john wayne's last movie, particularly since it was not until january 1979 - three years after filming had begun. Of the 173 film appearances of john wayne, the conqueror is one of his lesser known roles, and for good reason in this movie, which wayne actually asked director dick powell to star in, he plays the mongolian warrior genghis khan right off the bat it sounds ridiculous john wayne playing an asian.
Many critics have come to see the shootist as a memorial, in a sense, to the career of john wayne they feel that the film's story parallels the story of john wayne interesting facts and opinions are available in support of this notion students can research both john wayne's career in film and the various.
Based on a louis l'amour short story (which the author later turned into a best- selling novelization), hondo stars wayne as a mysterious, at times menacing civil war veteran and widower who becomes the sole protector of single mother angie lowe (geraldine page in her feature film debut) and her. John wayne and james stewart, portrait for the shootist, 1976 i was so glad that these two were reunited for what would end up being duke's last film the shootist - john wayne takes a break between scenes on location in carson city, nevada - based on the novel by glendon swarthout - directed by don siegel. Wayne had been in so many westerns from the 1930s on and true grit was one of his last and best performances he had of true grit to be close to the original film in the plot but the various changes that were made to be more in line with the story the films are based on didn't improve on it much at all.
Curious about john wayne's box office grosses or which john wayne movie picked up the most oscar® nominations need to know which from stagecoach to 1976's the shootist, wayne made another 82 movies that is a grand and he died in a gunfight in his very last movie1976's the shootist 9 john wayne. Throughout the film, book's imminent demise is compared with the decline of the west, as represented by the automobiles and streetcars that have begun to blight the main street of wayne's home town it is unknown if john wayne was aware that he was dying of cancer when he agreed to film the shootist whatever the. During the making of the shootist (1976), don siegel's rich, elegiac western about an ageing gunfighter dying of “a cancer”, its star john wayne became too ill to film the actor had had a lung removed twelve years earlier and was now struggling with the stomach cancer that would eventually lead to his.
While the shootist unintentionally became iconic actor john wayne's final film when released to theaters in august 1976, many fans may not realize that the duke had another project in the pipeline. Because of the strong wave of public sentiment that surrounded john wayne's death, the shootist, wayne's final film, looks very different today than it did five of glendon swarthout's novel the shootist, and the filming of this novel by don siegel and john wayne for release in the final quarter of the bicentennial. I really enjoyed reading this book having always liked the movie (john wayne's last), i found the book was just different enough to keep me intrigued the writer really sets the feel of the turn of the 20th century el paso the story shows jb books to be not quite the clean character portrayed in the movie excellent read.
Lauren bacall and john wayne during filming of the 1976 western, the shootist , the duke's final movie. The shootist is a 1976 western film directed by don siegel and starring john wayne in his final film role based on the 1975 novel of the same name by glendon swarthout with a screenplay by miles hood swarthout (the son of the author) and scott hale, the film is about a dying gunfighter who spends his.