Shane ★★★½

Enjoyed it. Interesting take on the mythic nature of legendary gunslingers. Seeing Joey's hero worship of Shane demonstrated the mythic quality of gunfighters well but it was the nuance of Shane's character as a man trying put his past behind him that gives the movie a lot more texture. Joe Starrett's calm, idealistic character gives a good balance to Shane's heroism through the eyes of Joey. I like the way Shane and Joe inform and influence one another.

Good movie with a lot to say and leaves a lot to think about.

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