Shane always comes through in the end, however, and eventually is forced to kill Fletcher and his men, which prompts him to leave the Wyoming Territory for fear of being labeled a killer. More a tenderfoot than a lone rider, his voice yet exudes a confidence, a quiet strength inspiring both fear and respect. For the community to grow there must be no more guns in the valley as he well realizes. This should be required viewing for any serious film buff. He couldn't imagine this boy growing up straight and strong while idolizing a killer. As smut, it's a five star.
Shane shows him how to wear a holster and demonstrates his shooting skills, but Marian interrupts the lesson. These are links offstie, so download and viewing options vary. He sees hope in Rachel and Harvey Dent, but the Joker forces him to be who he is: Batman. It is this picturesque location that lends itself to the great cinematography of this classic western. Thanks for the trip along the Old Memory Trail.
From beginning to end, the mystery of Shane is preserved. The film remains one of the only positive memories I have of my old man. I highly recommend this one. It falls in with the mantra that the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. The movie starring Alan Ladd and Gene Arthur was released in 1953 and still holds up today. Now you run on home to your mother and tell her, tell her everything's alright, and there aren't any more guns in the valley.
I hope somebody finds something good here and maybe I have introduced a couple of new authors. There is also a close bond between Shane and Little Joe Starret Brandon DeWilde. Grafton's saloon is dark and moody, far different from the brightly lit and colorful dance halls in other Westerns. Rufe Emile Meyer tries to make a deal with Starret and speaks with sincerity and feeling about his right to the range. So I had some of the ideas ingrained in me but just never took the official plunge into the subject matter proper. However, Forbes reported that it was likely part of the network's deal with Netflix. So when in a given story should the the anagnorisis and the peripateia occur? For me, True Grit, probably shades it as being a perfect piece of storytelling, not one word is wasted or used as filler.
Call me Shane, he says. I wished once to become a soldier. A mysterious character-we don't even know if Shane is his first or last name, Shane happens by the Joe Starrett farm and winds up staying for a spell. Wilson is, allegedly, from Cheyenne but that assertion is never confirmed by hard evidence. The book is much more violent and hard-edged than the.
It certainly doesn't have the impact it did back then, but it will always be considered by many as one of the great classics in film history, certainly regarding Westerns. It starts with a great story, the story of Shane Alan Ladd , a quiet gunslinger who is trying to escape his past and befriends a pioneer family who have settled out west. It started working for me so I kept going. Wouldn't be too many readers I suspect who haven't heard of Shane. In his next film, , West played a foreign exchange student who claimed to have been the lead singer of a boy band abroad. They really enjoyed the performance, and all we did was play five songs. Shane and Joe Starret Van Heflin become friends.
It is an American classic and considered one of the great Westerns in league only with Lonesome Dove. The homesteaders keep to the valley floor, the cowboys haunt the township. When Shane finally confronts Wilson the dog in the bar skulks with his tail between his legs. The closing scenes remain among the most haunting memories in the history of cinema. According to an interview he did with in 2002, he never even considered a career in acting until he moved to California with his family and many of his classmates were acting and appearing in commercials. The story, seen through the eyes of a young boy, deals with a gunfighter who tries to hang up his guns but is drawn to the side of the boy's family and other homesteaders in their struggle to keep from being forced off their land by cattlemen. Shane is a mythical individual, but what makes Shane the character work so well is that Shane is told from the perspective of a young boy, or at least the memories of a young boy.
With enormous self-restraint, he allows himself to be humiliated. He rides out of the wilderness to aid the band of pioneers and take on the land-grabbing cattle barons in a violent but satisfying bloodletting. Joe Starrett is the natural leader of the homesteaders. The story itself, though, is solid and satisfying. Ben Johnson, the Sainted actor of westerns plays a very small part that almost steals the film.
West doesn't seem to be leaving his acting or music career behind anytime soon, but he might consider producing more since he seems to enjoy juggling several projects. This film is on my top fifty list of all time. A mysterious horseman, all dressed in black and wearing a six shooter, rides into an isolated valley in Wyoming. Shane has saved the day! She never acts on it, nor does Shane. Furthermore, Shaefer is very deliberate and precise with his pacing, his organization and his structuring of the story, so that once, for example, the issue of justifiable violence is introduced, it is always present, even when it is not written about or spoken of by the characters.
He is a boy yearning for action and yearning for someone to revere. I thought the movie was great, and the story was compelling, but that ending, where he literally rode off into the sunset set the bar very high for all westerns after that. Unfortunately, these movies didn't attract much of an audience either, and West made the right decision by accepting more television acting roles. In my mind he was one of the most underrated writers in American fiction. So he leaves to an unknown fate, living in the hearts and memories of the Starrett family and the rest of the small farmers, especially young Brandon DeWilde. He is and remains an enigma, a cypher.