‘The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.’ But I do want. ‘He leadeth me beside still waters. He restoreth my soul.’ But they killed my dog.
At its core, Pale Rider is the story of how the murder of a poor defenseless dog by a ground of outlaws provoked God to unleash the fourth horseman of the apocalypse on the frontier, in the anthropomorphised form of Clint Eastwood.
And there’s nothing wrong with that.
“Stockburn and his men…