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Everything you need to know about 3:10 TO YUMA …and how it relates to you and the world around you. Includes info on the actors, director, with news, reviews, and photos. Presentation by David Bruce VisualHollywood.com
"3:10 to Yuma" stars Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Ben Foster, Gretchen Mol and Peter Fonda in a modern take on the classic western by Elmore Leonard from producing/writing/directing team Cathy Konrad and James Mangold ("Walk the Line"). SYNOPSIS
CAST RUSSELL CROWE (Ben Wade) CHRISTIAN BALE (Dan Evans) PETER FONDA (Byron McElroy) GRETCHEN MOL (Alice Evans) BEN FOSTER (Charlie Prince) DALLAS ROBERTS (Grayson Butterfield) ALAN TUDYK (Doc Potter) VINESSA SHAW (Emma Nelson) LOGAN LERMAN (William Evans)
CAST Bale can be seen Werner Herzogs RESCUE DAWN. He will next be seen in IM NOT THERE for director Todd Haynes. He is currently filming DARK KNIGHT for director Christopher Nolan. CHRISTIAN BALE (Dan Evans)
CAST Originally from New Zealand, he started making waves in the Australian film industry with his performance in the controversial film, ROMPER STOMPER. He has received three consecutive Academy Award Best Actor nominations for: THE INSIDER, GLADIATOR and A BEAUTIFUL MIND – taking home the Oscar for GLADIATOR. RUSSELL CROWE (Ben Wade)
CREW JAMES MANGOLD (Director) MICHAEL BRANDT & DEREK HAAS (Screenplay)
DIRECTOR He has 6 feature films to date, including the award winning WALK THE LINE, HEAVY and GIRL, INTERRUPTED. JAMES MANGOLD (Director)
TRIVIA AND NEWS
THE STORY 3:10 TO YUMA pairs two of today's finest actors Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, as an infamous outlaw and the struggling rancher who volunteers to deliver him to justice.
THE STORY A stark parable of good and evil, the film offers a bracingly gritty depiction of life in the mythic Old West, plunging us into a landscape of hastily constructed towns and mean self-interest at the dawning of the transcontinental railroad.
THE STORY Dan Evans (Christian Bale) is an honest man who has spent his life abiding by the rules, and has precious little to show for it. A former Union Army sharpshooter, Dan emerged from the Civil War with a hobbled leg and a small compensation that allowed him to move his wife Alice (Gretchen Mol) and two sons to a modest ranch in the Arizona territory.
THE STORY infamous outlaw Ben Wade (Crowe) and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans (Bale), struggling to survive on his drought- plagued ranch, volunteers to deliver him alive to the "3:10 to Yuma", a train that will take the killer to trial.
THE STORY On the trail, Evans and Wade, each from very different worlds, begin to earn each other's respect. But with Wade's outfit on their trail – and dangers at every turn – the mission soon becomes a violent, impossible journey toward each man's destiny.
THE CRITICS SPEAK
OPINION and INSIGHT David Bruce
It was Victor Hugo cleverly noted that There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher. Dan Evans gets no respect from anyone in his life. He is struggling just to stay afloat. His last-ditch attempt to save his ranch has become something deeper and more profound: the chance to redeem himself, in his family's eyes and his own. A chance to teach to his son what it is to be a man. But he is in it all by himself, he can find no salvation or redemption outside of himself. Question: How do you redeem and save yourself? OPINION and INSIGHT
Using the West to Paint the Realities of Self Reliance. "There's something very compelling about the struggles that people face in westerns, defining themselves, settling land, building families. There are no easy ways to solve problems. You really have to dig deep inside yourself and think about who you are and what matters to you. The backdrop may be the past, but the themes are very modern." --Producer Cathy Konrad "There's something very compelling about the struggles that people face in westerns, defining themselves, settling land, building families. There are no easy ways to solve problems. You really have to dig deep inside yourself and think about who you are and what matters to you. The backdrop may be the past, but the themes are very modern." --Producer Cathy Konrad OPINION and INSIGHT
"Ben Wade's dangerous appeal is central to the new film's exploration of hero -- and anti-hero -- worship. In fleshing out that theme, the filmmakers chose to expand the role of the (young Will) Evans, who was seen in only a handful of scenes in the original film. In the new version, the 14-year-old is enthralled by Wade and sneaks away from home to join the posse escorting the criminal to Contention. It's almost a love triangle, with (the dad) Dan, and (the outlaw Ben) Wade vying for the affection of this kid… Wade, in many ways, embodies a male fantasy: the superman character that is both lethal and gentle. Having Will become more present throughout the film really allowed us to explore the reality of fatherhood, the reality of providing, the reality of being law-abiding versus the fantasy of the (abandon) life that Ben Wade lives. -Director Mangold OPINION and INSIGHT