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The Shooting (1966)

Directed by Monte Hellman

Dread looms over everything in The Shooting.  As the sparse story is doled out over 82 minutes the shots become wider, and the music begins to take over for the dialogue, making the character’s trek feel like a slow burn, stripping away what makes them human. 750 more words

The Killer Elite

(Check out my previous Peckinpah film review here: Convoy)

1974’s Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia was the last unqualified critical success of Sam Peckinpah’s career. 1,140 more words


Ride In The Whirlwind

(Catch my previous Western film review: Ride In The Whirlwind’s paired film The Shooting)

In 1966, Monte Hellman premiered two Westerns he had worked on at one time. 1,061 more words


The Shooting

(Catch my previous Western film review here: El Dorado. And my previous Monte Hellman film review here: Cockfighter)

Monte Hellman began his career as a film director in the late 1950s on an exploitation film entitled  1,432 more words


May-July Film Essays

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For the last two months, my bi-weekly film essays for this blog have focused on the film noir genre. That series was a real success for me as I learned a ton in the process and received quite a bit of positive feedback on it. 143 more words


One-Eyed Jacks

The best thing Marlon Brando did in the 60s was a morbid little Western called One-Eyed Jacks. Paychecks came and went (Candy, The Appaloosa), but Jacks is felt. 402 more words


Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)

Anyone who takes the time to search out this movie whether the reason is a young Jack Nicholson who wrote, helped finance, and starred in this western or because it’s directed by cult favorite Monte Hellman,  they probably already know it was shot consecutively with The Shooting. 782 more words