Ace Atkins

New York Times Best Selling Author

Coburn Film Fest Continues

Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round is on tonight on TCM. I’m making this announcement because this is one of the few James Coburn films I haven’t seen. Coburn — like McQueen — is truly the personification of cool. (Many mannerisms I’ve stolen for Quinn.) He never had typical leading man looks but had an overdrive of charisma in films like Our Man Flint, Magnificent 7 and The President’s Analyst. One of my favorite Coburn roles is from Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. Looking forward to seeing Dead Heat – mostly known for its cameo by a then unknown Harrison Ford.

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