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Revisiting the West

The American West is an imaginary landscape, a shared myth that communicates ideas about reality rather than the reality itself. In recent years the wild west has shifted from the realm of history to that of myth, a foundation upon which we tell stories about ourselves and our so-called civilization. 811 more words

Cult Films

Without a Sound

Looking at LONE WOLF AND CUB: SWORD OF VENGEANCE and SAMURAI WOLF, and am blow away by the use of sound in these 60s and 70s Japanese samurai flicks. 382 more words


Happy New Year from Films etc.

I generally don’t do New Year resolutions, but if I did, one of them would be to not let procrastination prevent me from writing more posts. 144 more words


Top 10: Westerns (New and Old)

Kick up some dust, ready the saddles and charge guns ablazing because we’re talking westerns! A genre that brought a manliness to American cinema with the likes of John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, and directors like Sergio Leone and John Ford for our grandfathers to secretly swoon over as men chewed off the heads of rattlesnakes and shooting thieves in cold blood. 1,022 more words


Violent Masterpieces: BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967) and THE WILD BUNCH (1969)

Most life-long film and Hollywood fans are equally fascinated by both the product and its history.  Of particular interest to me, for example, are the players and films that were influential in changing trends, the ones that pushed boundaries.   3,396 more words

Aurora's Posts

Bastidores: Meu Ódio Será Sua Herança

O romantismo às vezes delirante é a tônica de sua filmografia, e particularmente de The Wild Bunch. Lá estão seus temas básicos – individualismo exacerbado, amor à natureza, culto do marginal, recuperação do passado lendário, atração pela morte, revolta anárquica contra a sociedade industrial que aniquila o relacionamento direto entre os homens, antes regulado por leis simples, embora duras, e fáceis de compreender.

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Mañana dawns

I COULD HAVE told them a year ago, perhaps two, this would happen. But they waited until it did. Good that nobody died.

Over many months, during our morning walks, it was like watching… 92 more words

The Odd Pot