27 ago. 2011

High Noon

(Fred Zinnemann, 1952) I never saw "High Noon" before. It is one of those iconic movies that everyone assumes they have seen, but this was my first time. Gary Cooper is a marshal who's waiting in town for some criminals to come. Nobody in the town wants to help him, through a combination of self-interest and cowardice. Most of the movie transpires between 11 a.m. and noon, and the action takes place in real time, or close to it, with a clock counting down the minutes.

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Spanish prof dijo...

Flashbacks of growing up. I think I really got into film when I was 11, and my father rented "Gunfight at the OK corral" for the third time in a year. I realized it was time that I started going to the video store to make my own choices. But I probably know more about Westerns than any non-American, thanks to that.