All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1154. An easy way of seeing how…
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.
Pretty great western that somehow seems to stay true to the classic formula whilst acknowledging the awful treatment of Native Americans and poking fun at the hokey nature of the golden era of Hollywood genre films. Eastwood was naturally the perfect choice for Phil Kaufman's script both as actor and director, bringing the magical, mystical, otherworldly qualities he brought to previous effort High Plains Drifter to a much more conventional setup, a stylistic choice reaching its natural conclusion later in the ghost story/western Pale Rider, as well as his already well established hardboiled no nonsense persona The Man With No Name/The Man of Few Words/Clint Eastwood.
There are a few storytelling issues that let the piece down, we see how…
A brutally dark western set against the backdrop of a nation in turmoil, Wales is a broken angel of vengeance caught in a moral and spiritual conflict reflected by the painful change sweeping across the bleak but beautiful landscape ravaged by the Civil War. Complex, intelligent and unremitting in its depiction of violence, this is a touchstone of the genre and a high point in Eastwood's career in front of and behind the camera.
Dyin' ain't much of a livin', boy.
I think Clint Eastwood manages to merge some elements from the classic western with elements from the spaghetti western to create something original. The story itself plays against formula as the main character is almost seeking out death but life seems to not want to leave him alone. It starts out seemingly like a classic western revenge story, and ends up being almost forced redemption.
For my money, Clint's best directorial effort.
And Clint, as an actor's, bloody and brilliant masterpiece.
It wasn't quite what I was expecting. I knew it wouldn't be like a spaghetti Western; I assumed that it would be more mature and straight. I still thought that considering its genre that it would still be quite a mild drama with overacting and mostly big open landscapes filling the gaps in narrative.
It actually was quite a deep film. It's almost a mishmash of ideals taken from Spaghetti western's but stripped down and raw. The stylish outer layer and over-the-top characters are peeled back and reveal a rather brutal and honest story.
Clint Eastwood plays Wales in a cool yet ultimately human way. His evasion of the union forces is obviously a way for him to be alone…
Clint Eastwood has had a career unlike most in Hollywood. Starting out in supporting roles in B movies, then graduating to 3rd string characters in genre films. He then graduated to the role that really concreted his persona, the Leone Spaghetti Western films. He did television for a while, and picked up movie work when he could. He then began directing as well as acting. The Outlaw Josey Wales will fall somewhere in the middle of his career, both chronologically as well as qualitatively.
This is a later western for Eastwood, and one of his earlier directorial films. It is in all ways a revisionist western where the tropes and clichés of the traditional western are presented in a heightened…
Mais um grande western...
Certainly the most effective PSA against chewing tobacco I've ever seen.
This is at its best when it's using elements from genres other than the Western. In particular, there are a couple of moments that are steeped in horror film tricks including POV shots of looming terror (here embodied by would-be rapists instead of say, zombies) and over-the-top musical cues.
Just remember when you're sad and lonely that, "Clouds are like dreams across a sky-blue mind".
Great western/civil war flick.
Amerikanska inbördeskriget har precis bedarrat och nordstatarna röjer upp bland överlöpare, milis och rövare. Mitt i söderns kaos försöker Josey Wales (Clintan) att leva ett stilla farm- och familjeliv, men helvetet brakar lös när Wales närstående blir slaktade av hänsynslösa “Redlegs”. Sedan följer 135 minuter actionpackad, måttligt roande hämnarodyssé med Clintan så som vi känner honom.
Quite possibly the best western ever made.
My favourite western ever.
Clint Eastwood continues to play games with his Man With No Name persona, this time giving his deadly loner a heart and then a surrogate family of bizarre characters. Josey Wales is also another notch on his directional progress.
"Dying ain't much of a living boy."- Josey Wales
A classic of the Western genre right here. Eastwood is as badass as ever and he's got some pretty great lines to deliver and he does so with the utmost badassery. His direction is also very good and the cinematography is superb. Chief Dan George also turns in an exceptional performance and the remainder of the cast is good too. The Outlaw Josey Wales is nothing groundbreaking, but it is certainly a very enjoyable film. 8.5/10
La película de mi avatar.
Trepidante, emocionante y con el mejor lanzamiento de escupitajo de la historia del cine.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
- Citizen Kane
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- The Rules of the Game
- Tokyo Story
Another year, another update. 2012 List can be found here.
The following is a really extensive and great list of…