Friday, March 19, 2004
High Noon voted top western
posted by lazarus |
First, "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" is one of the finest films ever made.
So it deserves to be higher on this list. Much higher. As in #1. Unforgiven is a deserving #2, being also one of the most quotable films of all time.
"Deserve's got nothin' to do with it."
"Dances With Wolves" shouldn't be anywhere near a Top Ten list, ever, under any circumstances. That's just wrong. Bloated, self-indulgent crap.
It can be summed up with this: Costner's character is "going native", so he falls for an Indian maiden. But he just happens to fall for an "Indian maiden" who is a white woman who was captured as a child and raised as an Indian. Because we couldn't have Our Hero actually sully himself with a dark woman, could we?
If you want to see a film about the conflict of Europe and Native Americans done right, rent "Black Robe".