Originally posted by Cobra
mate this movie is at the video store. How else would I be able to say what i'm going to say about this film without having watched it when I rented it with my Godfather whos 40 years older than me? This Movie is for Geriatrics (sorry). it wasn't to bad, a bit boring in parts but it must be an old mans movie ay?
Not my video stores.
Your godfather is a man of great discernment.
You, on the other hand, have a lot to learn about the great range and subtly understated acting of the mighty Clint Eastwood, which many undiscerning people, usually of a pretentious intellectual or culture vulture type, mistake for a limited range and no talent.
What about the resonating line "Dyin' ain't much of a livin' boy" in the saloon scene? When did Shakespeare ever get so much eternal truth into so few words?
Or "Dyin' don't don't mean much to men like you an' me, when everything we've ever loved has been burnt or raped or killed" (or thereabouts) in the great scene when he rides into the Indian camp and offers the chief life or death?
I admit Sondra Locke is a pain in the arse, but who watches it for her limited contribution?
And the dog. Can that dog act! What about the way it gets spat on all the time? Pure genius.
Not to mention the best gunfight scenes outside The Wild Bunch.
You and your kind keep the mainstream movies alive, which is fine for the masses, whereas I am a lover of the celluloid art and prepared to support true masterpieces in the face of unwarranted criticism by people who do not understand true art.
Do not take this as personal criticism - I just happen to be one of only a few people on the planet who have the gift of such artistic appreciation that we can see that The Outlaw Josey Wales is a biting satire on the eternal human conditon and yet at the same time an uplifting testament to mankind's resilience and ability to triumph over adversity. It is only 'boring in parts" to those who lack this rare gift, so I am not offended by your inability to appreciate the more profound aspects of this marvel.