|Walt Henderson |
I'm probably going to get mugged by Sergio Leone fans (of which I am one!) for saying this, but I think this is arguably the best Western ever.
Oh yeah? I've had that sitting on my Netflix queue for months. I guess I'll go ahead and bump it to the top.
Kiint, and the guy who directed The Proposition is also the guy who directed The Road's film adaptation.
So I just finished watching The Proposition. It's too fresh in my mind for me to fairly rank it yet, but that was so excellent. Easy five stars, and I try to be fairly selective about giving that ranking out for real films.
The western ended when Harmonica killed Frank. Unforgiven is an excellent epilogue.
I saw this movie when it was originally in theaters and just as the third act started in a huge thunderstorm actually started outside which made this scene all that more awesome.
See the whole thing.
I still have a tendency to call 'deserve' the 'd' word, partially because of this movie.
I've loved this movie since I saw it in its initial release. It has a depth lacking in any other western, and managed to address the consequences of violence without abstraction, red-toothed glee or drooling moralization.
In fact, it may be my favorite movie, period.
Well it's one of Eastwood's most accomplished films but you have to admit that there's not much dramatic urgency apart from the revisionist context.
|Syd Midnight |
I saw this with my grandpa and he was horrified because grandpa was basically Gene Hackman in this movie. It was an uncomfortable ride home, having seen the classic western die in a gunfight.
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