Tombstone

Tombstone ★★★★½

How many films have been made about Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the gunfight at the OK Corral? I think the consensus would be, though, that Tombstone is the best of the lot.
Tonight marks my second re-watch this year (I forgot to log a re-watch back around the fourth of July). Plus I saw the original theatrical release.
As is widely known, Hollywood released two Wyatt Earp films very close upon each other in the early nineties. One was Kevin Costner's serious important epic biopic, and the other was this far simpler--and wilder--retelling that somehow seems more complex and complete anyway.
An added bonus: one great classic scene-stealing supporting performance--it's hard to imagine anyone ever playing a better Doc Holliday than Val Kilmer. Do we see a tiny trace of Rhett Butler in this boozin'/gamblin'/shootin' TB-afflicted Southern gentleman?

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