Howdy pard'ners...time fer another western movie review, I reckon. These older and newer classics are sweeter than sarsparilla...
Follow William Blake (Johnny Depp) through the wilderness with a group of no goods and a native guide. He just can't catch a break in this humorous and unconventional film from one of my favorite directors: Jim Jarmusch.
Originally a made for tv short series, this is based on Alberta author Guy Vanderhaeg's novel. If you can stomach some violence, the story is worth it. Nicholas Campbell (Da Vinci's Inquest) plays the protagonist driven by events to the edge of his tolerance and it's his best acting.
For pete's sake, if you haven't seen any of Sergio Leone's "spagetti westerns" made famous by Clint Eastwood, do so. These are westerns for people who don't like westerns...The cinematography is beautiful and atmospheric and really defined Western cinema after it.
Don't miss: Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Clint is always excellent as the quiet hand of justice (and sometimes comedy) in his encounters with the law and outlaws.
Tried to whistle the theme song didn't ya...heh heh heh
"Git" your holds in now for the Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936) arriving soon at CPL. It's a real tear-jerker at times, starring Spanky of Our Gang and Henry Fonda