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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.
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
Damn enjoyable western! Even though all of its pieces couldn't hit me as hard as some (like that charming humor between old Indian and the lady, bad-ass Eastwood riding/killing scenes etc.), I enjoyed the hell out of it! It's just one of those westerns that I wouldn't like to dig deeper (even though it probably has its themes) because it could destroy the fun I had! Philip Kaufman was one of the writers, I would have loved to see his version! Don't get me wrong, Eastwood is bad-ass. I mean, he's freaking Clint Eastwood! Goddamn Josey Wales!
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.
Eastwood is often referred to as having a classical directorial style (and this is often accurate), but the editing in the scene where Wales' family is murdered is far from classical. Instead Eastwood conveys the terror, anguish, and rage Wales experiences through expressionistic editing and compositional styles.
Classic Eastwood. Damn fine all around.
Clint Eastwood's second Western as a director is essentially perfect, and fits nicely in with the other Westerns he's directed ("High Plains Drifter", "Pale Rider", "Unforgiven"). Eastwood absorbed many valuable lessons from directors he admired (John Ford, Howard Hawks, Anthony Mann) and worked with (Don Siegel, Sergio Leone) and he employs them all, while adding his own unique style to the genre.
"Josey Wales" turns age-old Western movie conventions on their ears (as do all of his Westerns) without sacrificing the best parts of the genre. It's a spectacular character-driven story that only seems to get better with time.
We're studying Clint Eastwood movies in English 1102 right now (yeah, be jealous) and the assignment for last weekend was to watch the Outlaw Josey Wales- the tale of a hardened ex-Confederate soldier on the run from the law. Classic. Eastwood.
I'm sorry to say that I had never seen this movie before, nor have I seen the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (next assignment), and I was really missing out. The film was directed by Eastwood himself after he fired director Philip Kaufman because Kaufman's vision for the film didn't jibe with his own. This is what led to the DGA creating "the Clint Eastwood Rule". You'll have to Google that one. Anyway, so Eastwood plays basically the…
Josey Wales re kindled a passion for the western genre and you can see why, up there with Unforgiven Clint himself said if it had been released later i.e the mid 90's it probably been even more successful and it is hard to argue. It stands the test of time as a proper western classic.
"buzzards gotta eat, same as the worms."
An exceptionally good western directed by Clint Eastwood. I enjoyed it immensely, although I got a bit upset when Clint spat on the dog. You just don’t do that!
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Whereas Unforgiven is deconstructing the myths of the western, The Outlaw Josey Wales is firmly reinforcing them. The movie is funny, entertaining, occasionally harrowing and most of the time engaging. Yet, the main character is an almost invincible gunman, which took away some of the enjoyment. Maybe this serves some kind of a grander story point which I missed (I sometimes miss very obvious things), but the main character’s capabilities are otherworldly.
The story in itself is an uplifting one where the protagonist amasses a group of unlikely allies to defy various enemies and attitudes. The message is positive and works well. The story builds up nicely, adding stakes as the movie progresses. All of the conflicts aren’t resolved in…
I'm not a huge fan of western but I love the following westerns Django Unchained, Unforgiven, A Fistfull Of Dollars and The Good, the Bad and the ugly other than that I'm not a big fan I enjoy most of them I just don't love them like most. Now this is a good movie it captures its time period very well and there's some cool action scenes and memorable moments but at times the film gets stuck in one scene.
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