Saturday, May 22, 2004


I returned Tumbleweeds yesterday. I loved it! Classic Western. William S. Hart, the prototypical cowboy, is one of the greatest. Taciturn, fights for justice, bends the rules, but only in the service of justice, shy around women, uneducated, but has great street-smarts, or would that be prairie-smarts? and the fastest horse, of course. This film, according to Netflix, has "one of the most spectacular Western action scenes ever caught on film"--the Land Rush of 1888. Cool.

(Obligatory footnote: The film is not politically correct--it makes hardly any mention of the injustice of the land rush nor the displaced native peoples)

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