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RIP Eli Wallach 1915-2014

ELI WALLACH 1915 - 2014
We at The Essential Films are saddened to hear about the passing of legendary actor Eli Wallach.  Wallach has best been known for his works as a screen villain, but his filmography is quite extensive from early television work, to the westerns he's known for, to the campy 60s "Batman" TV show and even starring in romantic comedies like The Holiday and New York, I Love You.  Here are our favorite Eli Wallach roles:
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (1960) Wallach plays Calvera, the evil bandit that frequently raids a small Mexican village.  In a plot heavily borrowed from Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, the villagers hire seven gunslingers to rid their village of Calvera for good.
HOW THE WEST WAS WON (1962) As Charlie Gant, Wallach is an outlaw who's looking for revenge against Karl Maden's marshall Zeb Prescott for killing his brother in a gunfight.  Wallach, again the heavy, makes threats against Zeb and his family, so Zeb decides to be proactive…

FORCED PERSPECTIVE, Ep.45 – The Spider-Man Chronicles, Part 2

On this episode of FORCED PERSPECTIVE, the Spider-Man film chronology continues! Join SportsGuy515 and Adolfo, along with special guest co-hosts BIG D and BRANDON DRAVEN (making his FP debut) as they have the most in-depth Spider-Man 2 discussion you will ever hear. Plus – Draven’s favorite movie, Big D rants on “TOE-BEE,” the greatness of Alfred (“Freddie”) Molina and J.K. Simmons (yet again), M. Night Shyamalan, the idenity of “P. Nguin,” can poetry alone help guys get girls, and MORE! OVER 2 HOURS OF SPIDEY TALK!! DOWNLOAD/STREAM NOW!!!