Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Parker: Lee Marvin By John Boorman

While trolling youtube for all things Lee Marvin and Parker I discovered this really nifty mini-documentary that filmmaker John Boorman (Point Blank, Hell in the Pacific, Deliverance, Excalibur) did for the BBC called Lee Marvin: A Personal Portrait.  It's really fantastic with appearances from folks like William Hurt, Jim Jarmusch, Pamela Marvin, and others.  Readings from Marvin's personal journal about his WWII experiences as well as his great fishing expeditions in Australia.  And yes, you'll be able to see the wallet Marvin was carrying when a bullet went whizzing through and granted him his Purple Heart.  Really, I would love to see this cleaned up and put out as a DVD extra...maybe on that Point Blank blu ray we're still waiting around for.