This week on Alcohollywood, we (along with guest Derek) saddle up for the Hollywood historical western Sunset, starring Bruce Willis and James Garner (and directed by Blake Edwards of Breakfast at Tiffany’s fame)! This half-cocked whodunit sees an older Wyatt Earp (Garner) serving as a technical consultant for an early silent Western starring cocky Tom Mix (Willis), only for the two to get embroiled in a seedy murder mystery at the heart of the Golden Age’s seedy underbelly. Malcolm McDowell also stars as a sneering, Bizarro Charlie Chaplin, and Mariel Hemingway as The Girl of the Movie.
The movie brought in some Razzies when it came out, and it’s easy to see why – it’s a strange, pedestrian mess that is disappointingly toothless and dull. Come on, Blake Edwards, you can do better! Whatever you think of this interesting failure, we’ve got the drink and rules to get you through the film, so be sure to check out our episode below!
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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: Tom Mixer
Citrus syrup (grapefruit, orange, lemon juice and sugar, make it on the stove)
Combine and stir.
DRINKING RULES FOR SUNSET:
- Whenever someone is punched or tumbles elaborately
- Every time someone makes a veiled threat
- Straight up mackin’ (i.e. making out)
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
Tom Mix says, “I’m a hero, Arthur, I always mean what I say.”
Join us next week as we trip our balls off over the surreal the Dr. Seuss-penned children’s fantasy The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T!