Or, As Peckinpah Once Said, “It Ain’t A Radio Play, Folks” [To Paraphrase L.Q. Jones]

McQueen Norris Quote Final WM

“In Good Guys, you talk too much. Too much dialogue. Let the character actors lay out the plot. Then, when there’s something important to say, you say it, and people will listen. I do it. Eastwood does it. Bronson does it.”

McQueen’s quote, per Chuck Norris, nails it. I have a certain nostalgic soft spot for Good Guys Wear Black…it’s one of the first movies I ever watched on HBO as a kid…but, watching it now, I realize it’s quite heavy with exposition.