Fort Apache is as most people know the first film in the "Cavalry Trilogy" and some argue the best of them. I'm a huge fan of this film, especially because it is so honest about American history and shows and treats the Indians with respect.
The film is based on Custer's Last Stand with Henry Fonda as a stand in for Custer, here called Lt. Col. Owen Thursday. John Wayne plays the moral compass in the story, Capt. Kirby York,…
"Saved from the blessings of civilization"
In Stagecoach we see once again Ford's detest for civilization, the classification of people, the "high" morals, and judgement attitude of those who have gotten their foot well established within the society.
Stagecoach is a character study, more than an action film. In fact there is very little action until the end of the film. What we get is a study of how society (mostly those in power) has imprisoned or mistreated people. Even…
I just saw The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover again or as I would call it, The Church, The Devil, Mankind and Jesus Christ.
There are probably many ways to look at and read The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover but one of the most obvious one has to be a religious interpretation.
Through out the film a young boy with blond hair, who looks like a Cherub, sings verses from Psalm 51, where sins are…
Béla Tarr is a hit and miss with me. This is, IMO, his best film. Simplicity becomes him! We have everything from a Béla Tarr film here, the wind, things blowing all over the place, long takes, beautiful black and white cinematography, dirty people, even dirtier animals, repetition of things, filmed from a different view, hopelessness and a dystopian world. Here Tarr's style works perfectly for the story.
There are going to be SPOILERS from here on!!!
What we have…