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The Shooting (1966): Don’t even get me Sartred on Monte Hellman’s [adj. removed –ed.] Western


There. I typed it. And henceforth that word, long since rendered impotent, will not be used in this discussion of Monte Hellman’s lean, crafty and neglected Western… 829 more words

Mercy Shilling


Director of Photography: Gregory Sandor

Director: Monte Hellman

Perfect Shots

Tommy Lee Jones' 'The Homesman' and the Pleasures of the Eccentric Western

The label “revisionist Western” has been thrown around for so long that it’s all but meaningless now. From Peckinpah’s Wild Bunch and Altman’s McCabe and Mrs. 965 more words


Dialogue Of The Day: Two-Lane Blacktop (1971).

The Mechanic (Dennis Wilson): “You’d have yourself a real street-sweeper here if you put a little work into it.”

G.T.O. (Warren Oates): “I go fast enough.” 10 more words

Dialogue Of The Day

Two Lane Blacktop: The Reflexive Road Trip & Existential Hot Rods

In a lot of ways Monte Hellman’s 1971 film Two-Lane Blacktop stands with many of the other New Wave Hollywood films of the time (late 60’s through the mid 70’s) in its disregard for the formal narrative trappings found in classical Hollywood cinema. 1,804 more words