Tag Archives: Westerns

3 things about Nicholas Ray’s JOHNNY GUITAR

Johnny Guitar [1954] 1. “I like to hear it spin.” 2. The look on her face after she shoots down the chandelier. 3. She stretches the shirt over the back of the chair to help it dry. 3 other things.

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3 things about David Mackenzie’s HELL OR HIGH WATER

Hell or High Water [2016] 1. “Do you want to read about these bank robberies, or just sit there and let Alzheimer’s take its course?” 2. He’s stripped off his disguise except for the powder blue latex gloves. His hands … Continue reading

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3 things about Kelly Reichardt’s MEEK’S CUTOFF

Meek’s Cutoff [2010] 1. The woman wades across the river, holding the birdcage above her head. 2. Spiderwebs trembling in the breeze. 3. “I’ll leave the wagerin’ to men like you.” 3 other things.

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3 things about Nicholas Ray’s THE LUSTY MEN

The Lusty Men [1952] 1. Two nickles in an old tobacco tin. 2. “I’ve got one piece of advice for you. When you sit down to a big dinner, loosen your belt. It’s more fun.” 3. He briefly looks in … Continue reading

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3 things about Robert Aldrich’s VERA CRUZ

Vera Cruz [1954] 1. “If I have the time, I will.” 2. Before turning around to face the sea captain, she quickly throws the map into the fireplace. But it misses the flames. 3. A multitude of white-shirted peasants gradually … Continue reading

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3 things about Otto Preminger’s RIVER OF NO RETURN

River of No Return [1954] 1. Her luggage falls into the river. “Let it go!” he commands her. Later, in the same shot, it can be seen slowly drifting downstream. Easily retrievable. 2. Vigorous calf massage. 3. A spot on … Continue reading

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3 things about Robert Zemeckis’ BACK TO THE FUTURE PART III

Back to the Future Part III [1990] 1. Atomic Cowboy outfit. 2. Asscheek. 3. “That’s his first drink.”

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