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The Three Musketeers

Released 1974
Distributor 20th Century Fox

Boisterous, rollicking, side-splitting– adjectives that are usually promo hype– but applied to Richard Lester’s comic masterpiece they’re totally accurate. By far the wittiest, cleverest and most atmospheric retelling of Dumas’ classic, with a cast to die for.

About Josh Olson

Josh Olson  was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood.  Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, Infested, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A History of Violence and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry, but that’s okay.  He co-wrote the teleplay for the Masters of Science Fiction episode, The Discarded, with Harlan Ellison, and is currently writing a sophisticated thriller, Tabloid, for Mick Jagger.