Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

A masterwork, but the rewatch offered some slightly diminished returns. The first time I saw this, I felt the same playful charm as early Godard. With this viewing, I experienced the occasional tedium of late Godard. (Yuck)

However, with that said..

• I consider the east coast, traveling montage one of the greatest sequences in cinema (I’ve spoken before about my passion for still photography in motion pictures—this is its greatest example), 

South American Getaway is one of my all-time favourite compositions. 

• Watching Paul Newman ride a bicycle is divine. I only wish he’d been cast in Breaking Away or Quicksilver or Rad.

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