Friday, September 12, 2014

Flick Pick: Pale Rider

Pale Rider
(Warner Bros.,1985)

A perfect Clint Eastwood western. After the notable flop of Heaven's Gate, ("Hollywood westerns are dead!" example #57) this came out to great reviews and box office success. Both a follow-up to all his Man With No Name westerns, and somewhere between an homage and re-imagining of the classic Shane, Eastwood made no missteps, and the film unwinds flawlessly from beginning to climactic end, with Clint riding off after taking care of business, and the child star of the piece calling after him as he goes.

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