Friday, November 12, 2010

Day #21,513

Movie #rewatch (#265 this year): Johnny Guitar(1954, Nicholas Ray)

One of my favourite westerns so I decided to watch it again when it came on TCM. The main thing I remember about it was Mercedes McCambridge's performance. Now her performance and everything about this movie looks totally artificial. The dialogue is nothing that would ever be spoken in real life. The plot makes no sense. My favourite this time: Ernest Borgnine's line "Some people just won't listen".
The artificial feel of this one sets it off so much from other westerns that it becomes enjoyable.
Of course, ten years later Sergio Leone would take the artificial western to all new heights with "A Fist Full Of Dollars".

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