Three Ten to Yuma (James Mangold) - 2007

Russell Crowe is meaner and nastier than Glenn Ford was in the 1957 version.  There is also a lot more chasing, shooting and dying than in the original.  However, the storyline is much the same with very similar dialog.  There are a few twists and thirty more minutes in the big-budget, 21st-century movie.  After seeing both, I need to read the Elmore Leonard classic to determine which director was most true to the author's words.  Although Mangold's film was the better production, I liked the tone and spirit of the black-and-white version. [JAM 3/15/2010]