Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Flick Pick: The Outlaw Josey Wales

The Outlaw Josey Wales
(Warner Bros., 1976)

Clint Eastwood's first masterpiece western, directed by him after a disagreement led to the firing of the original director. A tremendous critical and box office success, proving once again that every time someone proclaims the western genre to be dead, just like granny's leftovers it keeps coming back.


RandyGC said...

This film, IMHO, is the one that should have won the Oscars given to Unforgiven, but it wasn't dark, depressing and "post modern" enough for the Hollywierd "intelligentsia".

Aesop said...

Unfortunately, it came out the same year as Rocky.

TOJW never stood a chance.

RandyGC said...

Yeah, I understand. Still think it was the better of the two movies (TOJW vs Unforgiven that is)