Logan – 2017 Mangold

There’s a 5 minute stretch near the beginning when they raid the hideout and there’s a brief car chase and escape- with the sand, the cars, the beating drum rhythmic soundtrack that you can’t help but think of mad max fury road. It’s a great sequence Clearly the film has roots in the western with tons of obvious tips of the caps and homages to shane (even the “bad” Wovlerine is in black like the Jack Palance character who is the archetypical “man in black” Mangold clearly directs the western very well as I also archived 2007’s 3:10 To

Logan – 2017 Mangold2017-03-13T15:13:48+00:00

The Outlaw Josey Wales – 1976 Eastwood

Love the simple revenge story that certainly has many film counterparts including more recent updates including braveheart and gladiator. Woefully underrated in Feb 2017 at #952 on TSPDT Originally was directed by Philip Kaufman (the right stuff) but was apparently thrown overboard by Eastwood Certainly a mark of Eastwood as an auteur is the retribution themes throughout Eastwood’s career. This is pretty straightforward but certainly it’s more complicated in unforgiven, mystic river, high plains drifter and others Orson Welles apparently was an admirer of the film Amongst other things the film is well known for the continual spitting (narrative/character

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