Tag Archives: Westerns

3 things about Frank Perry’s “DOC”

“Doc” [1971] 1. Born into the line. 2. Crude BBQ brush. 3. “I guess he reminded me of too many things.”

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3 things about Ang Lee’s BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

Brokeback Mountain [2005] 1. Quick spit. 2. Price tag. 3. White farmhouse interior.

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3 things about Anthony Mann’s WINCHESTER ’73

Winchester ’73 [1953] 1. “Are we going to quarrel?” he asks wearily. 2. Time for a quick cup of coffee before the attack. 3. Rock Hudson as an Indian chief, Tony Curtis as a cavalry soldier!

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3 things about the Coen Bros.’ THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs [2018] 1. “First time?” 2. “Goodnight, Mister Pocket.” 3. The variety of facial expressions caused by his breath.

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3 things about Lawrence Kasdan’s SILVERADO

Silverado [1985] 1. Walking his horse while reading a paperback. 2. “Today, my jurisdiction ends here.” 3. A look comes over her face. A hint of a smile.

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3 things about Stanley Donen’s SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers [1954] 1. Sorrel as a wedding bouquet. 2. Board dance-off. 3. Everyone claims the child; everyone has to get married.

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3 things about Robert Altman’s McCABE & MRS. MILLER

McCabe & Mrs. Miller [1971] 1. “I counted ’em, there’s 52.” 2. The only time we ever really see her smile. 3. For me, what makes the finale so haunting is that there are no witnesses.

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