The Bandit

Naturally this week is dedicated to the late great Burt Reynolds. He had a rocky career, but he was a true movie star none the less.

Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

Just a joy to watch. So cool, laid back and charming. Wonderful!
Nominated for Best Film Editing in 1978.

Hooper (1978)
Hooper tries to recapture some of the magic from Smokey and the Bandit and wrap it as a more serious drama. Needless to say it has great stunts and charming leads, but the film is a tad too simple and unfocused.
Nominated for Best Sound in 1979.

Starting Over (1979)
I thoroughly enjoyed this. Many great scenes, but the one starring Jill Clayburgh and her nose is probably the best scene in movie history.
Nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Jill Clayburgh) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Candice Bergen) in 1980.

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)
Every Burt Reynolds film I have seen so far has a certain charm, but this extremely exhausting film is as charmless as you can get. I am fond of musicals, but every time a song began I wanted to scream.
Nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Charles Durning) in 1983.

Best Friends (1982)
Yeah, this was not good. Not horrible, but not good. It’s a movie. Very whelming.
Nominated for Best Music-Original Song for “How Do You Keep the Music Playing?” in 1983.

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