First, welcome home Shirley Jean. Christie, I haven't yet watched the streaming versions of either Bad Boy or Red Badge from Amazon but am leaving for a one week vacation soon and checking out both movies on my lap top are on my To Do List. Amazon recently added the XBox to their lists of streaming devices and, although Badge is available, they are still working on Bad Boy. I went ahead and put both movies on my watch list so I could see them on the computer but much prefer the 50" plasma for viewing, of course. Can't take that baby in the car with me on vacation though, darn it.
LOL, I know what you mean. I'm a pretty recent convert to the big screen tv thing myself, and it is awesome. Have a fun vacation!
I also agree on the eye color thing and we can add hair color since it seems to change from nearly black to light brown depending on the movie and technique for filming it. I watched Hell Bent for Leather again last night and in one scene filmed outside, his eyes are blue while the scene where he peeks around the saloon curtain to watch the bad guy, his eyes appear green. The amazing thing about them in that scene is their size, which is huge. Reminds me of most pictures you see of Skipper, with his huge, saucer eyes.
I hadn't thought of that, but, yeah, it is a bit like the pics of Skipper. On the hair color, I think part of the problem is the 50s/early 60s fashion for very carefully styled men's hair-in a lot of scenes, he's got so much hair product (pomade?) on that one's net impression of the hair color is just "dark and shiny" and then you have scenes in Ride a Crooked Trail or whatever, where the net impression is "sandy reddish brown" or something.
The physical thing I enjoy most about watching Audie is the way he moves. I teach tai chi and one of the pitfalls of doing that is that I can't resist observing the way people carry themselves. Audie can often be seen moving with what we term "mindfullness". He obviously is very much aware of each step he is placing, moving with a certain amount of feline grace. That takes incredible body awareness. I doubt he took many falls and, if he did, he probably was able to catch and right himself easily.
That's a very good way of putting it-I don't have your expert eye, but to me he almost always seems very decisive and controlled in the way he moves onscreen. It's easy to see why he was good at doing his own stunts earlier in his career, and my feeling is that the American studios mostly moved away from letting him do that for insurance reasons, and he was cooperative because it meant more work for some of his friends, like the stuntman Jim Shepherd. Even in Texican and Trunk to Cairo (both filmed in 1965, by which point he was at least forty) he pulls off some fairly challenging stunts, like the "ninja style" crawl along an overhead wire in Trunk to Cairo.