The outstanding filmmaking team of director Martin Ritt and screenwriters Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. brings us this adaptation of Elmore Leonard's Hombre (1967), a revisionist Western that offers a variation on the theme of Stagecoach. Paul Newman stars as an Apache-raised white man, initially despised by his fellow stagecoach passengers, who is then appealed to for help when a savage robbery/kidnapping leaves them in peril. Also starring Fredric March, Richard Boone, Martin Balsam, and Diane Cilento.
The spanish band Fantástico Hombre Bala was born from the merger of former members of Magia Animal and Delaware. They shared musical influences from Living Colour to The Cult, Killing Joke or Soundgarden, but mostly the same desire to translate into its own musical approach, whose common denominator would be "hardness, energy and vitality"
The second album of this great Spanish progressive band was released on local Chapa Discos in 1979 although it sounded more like it came out 5 years earlier! Bloque’s powerful and very melodic record (sung in Spanish) was mostly inspired by awesome Italian progressive bands like P.F.M., Banco, Museo Rosenbach and Biglietto Per l'lnFerno, albeit mid-70’s Genesis, early Camel and even Black Sabbath influences were also evident. Sextet offered varied, imaginative and beautifully-arranged, short, but often connected songs characterized by excellent production, solid and quite heavy guitar parts, memorable and inventive keyboards phrases, ﬁne drumming and strong, Italian-like vocals. This fantastic, but still relatively unknown record will delight most fans of creative, progressive music.