40th anniversary viewing.
#21 on my list “The Renaissance Period of Film – the 1970’s: My Ranked Viewings from 1978”
As the 1970’s was winding down, this unexpected revisionist western from powerhouse talents was a box-office bomb in the post-Star Wars age. Comes a Horseman is simple tale, told with deliberate pace and attention to character.
You’re in effective storytelling hands:
Director Alan J. Pakula choose this as his follow-up to All the President’s Men.
Legendary cinematographer Gordon Willis (“The Prince of Darkness” of the Godfather films and Pakula’s conspiracy trilogy films) worked on this after Woody Allen’s Annie Hall and between Interiors and Manhattan.
Composer Michael Small also worked with Pakula on Klute and The Parallax View, but his…