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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…
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…
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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.
Josey Wales sure likes to spit tobacco juice on people and creatures.
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…
The Outlaw Josey Wales directed and starring Clint Eastwood.
A film that starts out Eastwood as Josey Wales is a loner not wanting to surrender to the union army shortly after the Civil War and after his family has been killed by Union on the family farm.
Josey soon turns to revenge and takes out a platoon of the army with their own Gatling gun.
Josey meets Lone Watie soon after and after some troubles befriends him and become partners in a sense, in riding around as a wanted fugitive they meet up with some folks traveling through to find settlement in Texas and trouble once again finds them.
The Outlaw Josey Wales is another crowning achievement from the great Clint Eastwood
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
One of the best Westerns ever made and my favorite Clint Eastwood movie, ever. It starts as a humble farmer, Wales, is attacked and wounded by a renegade Union Army outfit, and his wife and son are killed. From that moment on, Wales vows vengeance on "Red Legs," the group of soldiers who get their name from a red sash wrapped around their legs. But the end of the war and the Confederates' defeat makes it difficult for Wales to get his revenge. When his troup of Rebels are promised fair treatment if they surrender, they are slaughtered by the Union Army. Josey, who with a young Rebel named Jamie (Sam Bottoms), have refused to surrender and are hunted down…
Bon, là au moins Clint ne se fait pas raper par une femme qui a l'air d'un homme...
A very different kind of western for Eastwood and definitely one of his best efforts, both in the genre and as a director. Unlike many of his previous westerns, Eastwood's character has a name...and actual emotions! Set against an extremely effective civil war backdrop, Josey Wales isn't a gunslinger come out of retirement, but a grieving man trying to find a balance between revenge and peace. Eastwood gives one of his best performances and is already showing what amazing talent he has as a director. He keeps everything moving at a quick pace, piles on the suspense and action, doesn't forget the lighter moments, and most importantly, treats the characters and situations with intelligence. Those looking for something a little different from Eastwood's spaghetti westerns should put this at the top of their list.
A western ballad and a compendium of the genre, unfortunately misses the last step to become a masterwork of cinema.
But it is a masterwork in its own category: few directors understood and did western as good as did Clint Eastwood here.
The standout feature of this Clint Eastwood Western, to me, is its no-nonsense seriousness. That isn't to say there aren't any stabs at humor; rather, the overall tone is one of sustained tension due to the possibility of grave danger at every stop and turn. The further Josey Wales goes down his road to a path of peace beyond violence, the more he stands to lose at the next potential reprisal. This storytelling strategy is very effective, and what the viewer has to bank on is that this character is pretty much a Civil War-era superhero. He's extremely skilled (he's especially good at expectorating), but not invincible, and thus knowing that he's always got a good fighting chance actually ratchets up the tension all the more.
Este faroeste que flerta com a estrutura de um 'road movie' dirigido e estrelado por Clint Eastwood pode não ser rico tão em conteúdo, mas sua aura 'underdog' - há uma toque de revisionismo na obra, especialmente no que tange aos sulistas e aos índios - consegue suprir a linguagem convencional (e em desenvolvimento) adotada por Eastwood.
Though Eastwood's early Western direction lacks the intensity and unique collection of characters of Unforgiven, The Outlaw Josey Wales projects Eastwood's familiarity with the Western genre and paves the way for his future super-American films. Starring Eastwood as the titular character, we follow his violent, defensive rampage across Missouri as his seeks to avenge the death of his family and protect his comrades from the bloodthirsty Union guerrillas and bounty hunters. The film is thus very action centric, and though Wales often finds himself in life-threatening ambushes, his ingenuity and skill helps him evade certain peril. Eastwood is extremely creative with regards to Wales' methods, and makes sure to spice situations up so that the film is engaging without relying…
I don't think any of Clint Eastwood's stand alone westerns (other than maybe unforgiven) are as good as his spaghetti western trilogy but there worth a watch.
Thankfully more than just a simple tale of revenge, Josey Wales is a more complex and sometimes contemplative western dealing with themes of tolerance and community. Live and let live, really. It's otherwise conventional in generic form and styling, well directed and well played.
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