Movies that are slightly off.
The Outlaw Josey Wales
...an army of one.
After avenging his family's brutal murder, Wales is pursued by a pack of soldiers. He prefers to travel alone, but ragtag outcasts are drawn to him - and Wales can't bring himself to leave them unprotected.
Are you gonna pull those pistols or whistle Dixie?
- Josey Wales
'An Army of One' as the poster proclaims, all roads seem to point towards this man Josey Wales caught in the midst of trying to avenge his wife and son. The Civil War is the backdrop for this story, one that begins in turmoil in some sort of nightmare that Josey's never likely to leave behind; and before the title credits even begin Eastwood's established this as a tense and incredibly atmospheric revisionist western. After being quite impressed by White Hunter Black Heart I realised that I had sadly seen very few of Eastwood's directorial efforts. The Outlaw Josey Wales is one of his earlier ones and it's…
"There ain't no forgetting." vs. "The war's over."
Coming to terms with past trauma; vengeance vs. absolution.
This is definitely a weird thing to say about a movie in which a cold-blooded killer strikes up a relationship with a young woman whom he saves from being raped, but I think The Outlaw Josey Wales might be the most tender revisionist western I've seen. If the central thesis of the revisionist western is that manifest destiny wasn't all it was cracked up to be—that the supposedly benevolent civilizing influence saving North America from the savagery of the western frontier was itself just as savage, if not more so—The Outlaw Josey Wales takes back this undermining of traditional social values by showing…
4. A film about War! of: Scavenger Hunt #3
A good post Civil War Western directed and starring Clint Eastwood with epic showdowns, interesting fun characters, Clint violently killing all the bad guys, It follows a difference path from most revenge films. Its nicely shot, the shoot outs were magnificent, the film had good humor and the character Chief Dan George was fantastic. Clint's character Josey Wales story from farmer to outlaw was underdeveloped. the plot does gets repetitive. The end scene is epic. Good action adventure that's worth the ride.
Unforgiven is generally regarded as director Clint Eastwood's Western masterpiece. Rightly scooping a host of awards, it reinvigorated a genre that had saw little in the way of commercial or critic success in the previous couple of decades. For me though Eastwood's finest directorial achievement in the genre was back in 1976, and the troubled shoot that delivered one of the greatest Westerns of all time, The Outlaw Josey Wales.
A revisionist Western that sees a family man drawn into a revenge plot after the murder of his wife and children, there's more to this film that just a tale of retribution. Eastwood's Josey Wales joins The Confederacy following Captain Terrill's Redlegs (Pro-Union) attack on his farm. He becomes a…
Deeply flawed in some ways, perhaps as a reflection of Eastwood's own uncertainty over subverting his screen persona, but still ultimately a very beautiful film. Probably Eastwood's most overtly Ford-inspired work; the film constantly nods towards Stagecoach & The Searchers, this is a film about transformation, about reconciling ones self with the cruelty of the universe.
"Seems like we can't trust the white man," says Josey early on in the film. This line signifies both his complete disassociation with the "civilized world," and the beginning of the birth of a new family. One of the most beautiful scenes in Eastwood is the moment where this group of outcasts at last finds the ranch house they've been looking for, bathed in the…
Josey Wales sure likes to spit tobacco juice on people and creatures.
'Seems like we cant trust the white man.'
A timeless western classic that stands high among the genre's best.
Finding shades of grey in the Civil War, exploring the impact of the US expansion into Native territory, and the unforgiving nature of frontier life compounded by post-Civil War America, this films covers a lot of thematic ground while also articulating some of Eastwood's libertarian values. It's also a solidly made, sprawling Western, and a road movie with a growing cast of characters. I do wish though that the performances could be a bit better from some of the supporting actors. I mean, Eastwood, George, and Vernon are solid, but many of the others struggle at times to sell the material. But whatever, that's a minor quibble, since the overall product is decent.
Again though, there's implied and attempted rape.…
Wrestling with ideals through history. Just like Ford before him, Eastwood knows that a good patriot questions what he stands for. A cross shaped hole that lets light shine into a home is turned into a slot for a gun barrel without hesitation. There’s no room for faith if you want to survive amongst hate, only anger.
Gegen Ende des amerikanischen Bürgerkrieges überfallen Nordstaaten Guerillas die Farm von Josey Wales, töten seine Familie und hinterlassen eine niedergebrannte Existenz. Wales schließt sich den Rednecks an und versucht im Kampf gegen die Unionstruppen seinen Rachedurst zu stillen. Als der Krieg endet, lehnt er als Einziger seiner Gruppe eine Amnestie ab und wird dadurch zum Outlaw, auf den man ein Kopfgeld aussetzt.
Im Jahr 1976 drehte Clint Eastwood diese realistische und harte Studie eines vom Krieg gezeichneten Mannes und lieferte mit dem Ergebnis seinen besten Western und einen seiner besten Filme überhaupt ab. In einer durch Tod und Zerstörung verrohten Gesellschaft versucht Josey Wales seinen Verfolgern zu entkommen und seinen Frieden zu finden. Auf dem Weg trifft er auf verschiedene…
Josey Wales é fora da lei porque a lei é forjada em sangue. esse é o tipo de faroeste que esconde por trás do mero entretenimento uma crítica profunda do passado de um país. Sul e Norte, brancos e índios, homens e mulheres se juntam pra resistir à violência e à injustiça que são base da história dos Estados Unidos. no meio dos tiros, surge uma mensagem de paz e união.
#TheOutlawJoseyWales è un film a suo modo lirico, dai sentimenti alti e delicati. Una perla dove si insegna la pace a colpi di colt. #privè
A must see for fans of Eastwood or westerns
Pure Eastwood hardcore genius.
If you meet Josey and he spits on the floor, ruuuuuuuunnnnnnnn!!!!!!
This is a pretty great Western!!
A new addition to my 'Top Ten Westerns of All Time'.
Sad that he spat on the dog, though. I'd rather he'd killed another 50 guys than spat on that dog.
"Get ready little lady, Hell is coming to breakfast."
"Dying ain't much of a livin, boy."
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