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Entries Tagged as 'Western'

I’m A Good Old Rebel

September 15th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Q: “You were working in a special niche of your own in the late 1970s and early 1980s with Hard Times, The Driver, The Warriors, The Long Riders and Southern Comfort — lean, elegiac films which, I’m guessing, benefited from modest budgets and expectations, as well as low producer interference.” A: “Yes, that niche no […]

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Tags: Assassination · Bathtub scene · Brother/brother relationship · Cult favorite · Gangsters and hoodlums · Heist · Interrogation · Music · Private eye · Shootout · Western

The More Fences There Are, The More You Hate ‘Em

July 19th, 2010 · 3 Comments

In the month of July, I take a look at films released in my very favorite film stock and aspect ratio: black & white in anamorphic. Unless they’re being financed with credit cards, movies are rarely shot like this anymore because they’re impossible to sell to television. Yet these dreams sneak onto Turner Classic Movies […]

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Tags: Based on novel · Crooked officer · Cult favorite · Interrogation · Man vs. machine · Small town · Train · Western

Time With One Cold-Blooded Bastard

July 16th, 2010 · 6 Comments

In the month of July, I take a look at films released in my very favorite film stock and aspect ratio: black & white in anamorphic. Unless they’re being financed with credit cards, movies are rarely shot like this anymore because they’re impossible to sell to television. Yet these dreams sneak onto Turner Classic Movies […]

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Tags: Based on novel · Coming of age · Drunk scene · Famous line · Grandfather/grandson relationship · Master and pupil · Shot In Texas · Small town · Western