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Posted by on Jul 17, 2009 in Kick-Back Friday

Kick-Back Friday: #75

Kick-Back Friday: #75


Just released on DVD is the underappreciated Lonely Are the Brave (1962), based on an Edward Abbey novel and adapted for the screen by the blacklisted Dalton Trumbo.

An easy-going cowboy (Kirk Douglas, in what has to be one of his best performances) refuses to be fenced in by urban sprawl and the law. With fine, complementary work from Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau, and Whiskey the Horse and an over-the-top performance by George Kennedy.


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A native East Tennessean, Barbara Martin is a formerly practicing, board-certified neurologist who received her BS (psychology, summa cum laude) and MD from Duke University before completing her postgraduate training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has worked in academia, private practice, medical publishing, drug market research, and continuing medical education (CME). For the last 3 years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as a medical writer, analyst, and consultant. Follow Dr. Barbara Martin on and Twitter.