Viggo Mortensen in Appaloosa
Appaloosa Cast and Crew
Viggo Mortensen: Everett Hitch
Other leading roles:
Release fall 2008 - The western town of Appaloosa, terrorized by a rancher and his thugs, hires Virgil Cole (Ed Harris) and his sidekick Everett Hitch (Viggo Mortensen) to establish law and order. A lovely widow sets her sights on Cole, complicating the men's job and testing their partnership.
Appaloosa Brief Review
The film is based on the book Appaloosa by Robert B. Parker. The book is a short novel and a great read. The characters Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are well-drawn, with wry humor and great respect in spite of their eccentricity. The dialogue alone makes the book worth reading.
According to Upcoming Film Scores, "composer Jeff Beal reunites with actor/director Ed Harris, scoring his new film, Appaloosa. Beal wrote the music for Harris' previous directing effort, Pollock." This is in contradiction to early reports that Gustavo Santaolalla would be composing the film score.
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Appaloosa: Official Site - Official site so far has a link to the trailer and a nice-sized poster (click on the homepage JPEG).
Da Flikkers: Notes from Appaloosa Set - "Blogengeezer," who worked as a background actor on the Appaloosa set, shares stories, notes and visuals from the filming. The stories begin October 18, 2007, and continue through December 06, 2007. Look for descriptions of Viggo's interactions with other cast members, and a photo of him kicking around a soccer ball while wearing spurs and boots.
Rope of Sillicon: Appaloosa - Articles, trailers in Quicktime high definition and Flash formats, production stills including some not currently found elsewhere.
Viggo Mortensen's Mount in Appaloosa - According to Laurel Hill Farm's blog, the horse that Viggo Mortensen rides in Appaloosa is "Cash," a 17-hand Quarter Horse stallion trained by Rex Peterson. "Cash was extremely well behaved considering this is his first experience on the set with all kinds of crazy things going on around him." The post includes a photo of Cash on the Appaloosa set at the Ford Ranch outside Santa Fe.
Viggo-Works: Appaloosa Forum Discussion - All kinds of information, clips, opinions and links related to Appaloosa -- everything anyone knows about the movie, spread over 150+ pages of posts! The Viggo-Works community is dedicated, active and just a terrific bunch of people. Enjoy the discussion.
WorstPreviews: Appaloosa - Another source of the March 2008 production stills (we posted only those with Viggo in them), trailer and other materials.
Appaloosa Video Clips
Appaloosa Movie Trailer «10-Aug-08» - Watch the official trailer on MSN. Runtime 02:17. Options for low or high res. The high res is labeled "HD" but isn't anywhere near the magnificent resolution of the high-def trailer offered by ComingSoon.net (below).
Appaloosa Trailer High Def «10-Aug-08» - ComingSoon.net has the Appaloosa trailer in a dozen different resolutions and formats, including super high definition (1080p) files for both QuickTime and Windows Media Player. It whets the appetite with lots of scenes of Viggo Mortensen, Ed Harris, Jeremy Irons and Renee Zellweger.
YouTube: Appaloosa Trailer «9-Aug-08» - Watch the Appaloosa trailer on YouTube.
Appaloosa Photo Gallery
The first Appaloosa images are publicity stills. The screencaps are captured from the high definition (1080p) QuickTime trailer.