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Ford's elergy for the West,
This review is from: Man Who Shot Liberty Valance [DVD]  (DVD)
Quite simply this is one of the greatest films ever made, a classic which shows all John Ford's skill with the camera and lighting. There is no great vistas as in previous westerns like the Searchers, but all is concentrated in the mythical town of Shinbone. The two stars - Wayne and Stewart - give typically good performances but it is Lee Marvin in the title role who really steals the show. But the real star is Ford who racks up the tension until the inevitable shoot-out and the final twist at the end. 'This is the West, Sir. Print the Legend', says the editor, which is exactly what Ford did in this fabulous elergy to the mythical West.
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Initial post: 23 Mar 2015, 14:57:28 GMT
Habu 1 says:
'Racks up the tension' ?....I've never laughed so much.
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