Articles from June, 2011

June 24th, 2011

I Was Marty: An Interview With Ernest Borgnine

Oscar-winner Ernest Borgnine makes no secret about his age, but a quick look at his recent schedule makes it easy to wonder if no one has bothered to tell the Connecticut native that he was born Ermes Effron Borgnino in 1917. As he reminded me during the conversation we had by phone from Los Angeles last Tuesday, that makes him 94.

Last year, he was featured in RED with Bruce Willis and Dame Helen Mirren and even made a stop by Saturday Night Live, although Kenan Thompson didn’t give him a chance to talk during “What Up with That?” Children who are too young to remember him as the sadistic Fatso Judson in From Here to Eternity, a leader of The Dirty Dozen, the title character in Marty, Lt. Commander McHale or outlaw Dutch Engstrom from The Wild Bunch, adore him as the over-the-hill superhero Mermaid Man from Spongebob Squarepants.

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June 24th, 2011

AHM Kansas City Star Review

‘Another Harvest Moon’ shines with talented cast | 2 ½ stars

Anyone who has ever faced old age — or watched a loved one do so — will find plenty to identify with in “Another Harvest Moon.”

It covers nearly every angle of the experience, from the perspectives of worried relatives, stressed-out caregivers and, of course, the elderly themselves.

The film is based on Jeremy T. Black’s play, which had only four characters — residents of a nursing home who gather regularly to play cards.

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June 20th, 2011

Ernest Borgnine: A 16-year-old inside a 94-year-old


Ernest Borgnine has longevity.

Ernest Borgnine (with Anne Meara) in “Another Harvest Moon”
At the age of 94 he can look back on an acting career that includes a best actor Oscar (for playing the titular lovesick butcher in 1955‘s “Marty”) and roles in landmark movies like:

“The Wild Bunch,” “Bad Day at Black Rock,” “From Here to Eternity,” “Johnny Guitar,” “The Vikings,” “The Flight of the Phoenix,” “Escape from New York,” “The Dirty Dozen,” “Ice Station Zebra” and “The Poseidon Adventure.”


June 6th, 2011

Variety Reviews AHM

“Enjoyable primarily as a well-crafted showcase for vivid performances by veteran thesps, “Another Harvest Moon” will need canny grassroots marketing to connect with its target demo of older ticketbuyers during limited theatrical rollout. This low-key indie drama likely will resonate best with over-50 auds and their parents, but it could just as easily engage younger viewers when it fast-forwards to homevid and cable.” – Variety

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