The official Facebook account of "The Legend of Hell's Gate", recently send a message in its timeline inviting fans to look for the "The Year in Review" special edition of True West Magazine, published in March 2012.
"...Firefly fans will be excited to see Summer Glau again, while E.T.'s Henry Thomas shines as Booth and John Wayne's grandson Brenda joins the ensemble cast..."
|22 Feb 2012|
|Total comments: 9|
Message #1 | chrisdvanne_ | 23 Feb 2012, 00:47 GMT [Entry]
A little OT : True West magazine has a nice six-page article on Clint Eastwood titled "Clint, The Icon of a Generation" and several full page photos of other icons like John Wayne or Steve Mc Queen.
This is pure gold for a guy like me who has been raised with the classic westerns
Message #4 | Blazius | 22 Feb 2012, 17:38 GMT [Entry]
Yeah, I'm laughing and crying at the same time.
For one its so refreshing to see that Summer is popular enough to be worth using her image so prominently. On the other hand they are insulting her talent with only using her as a fan magnet
It again defies logic IMO. If Summer brings viewers unlike every other cast member then why not using her in the movie in the first place? If others can't bring viewers then they are presumably inferior and people will be more satisfied to see Summer than the others, right? Satisfied viewers->successful movie-> profit. Or was Summer too expensive for them to be hired in a main role?
Message #5 | chrisdvanne_ | 22 Feb 2012, 16:03 GMT [Entry]
You'll notice there's been a (deliberate) semantic shift : in True West's previous article, it says "Beard cast some top talent in major and minor roles, like ET’s Henry Thomas as Booth, Jim Beaver, Buck Taylor, Firefly’s Summer Glau and John Wayne’s grandson Brendan", while Summer is depicted as a major cast this time.