A thesis could be written about how Lago is an allegory for Hell. The film had its share of detractors. Presented in The Philosophy of Clint Eastwood, edited by Richard T. In an interview, Eastwood said that earlier versions of the script made the Stranger the dead marshal's brother. Welcome to the first 10 minutes of High Plains Drifter.
The Stranger then makes his move and kills the gunfighters one by one: Whipping Cole to death, hanging Dan with another whip, and shooting Bridges. The Stranger harasses the outlaws with dynamite and long-range rifle fire, leaving them to ponder their attacker's identity. Yes, the town, like most of human society is corrupt. He favored a less explicit and more supernatural interpretation, and excised the reference. Complete buildings, rather than facades, were built, so that Eastwood could shoot interior scenes on the site.
The film was influenced by the work of Eastwood's two major collaborators, film directors and. Eastwood plays a mysterious, prepotent stranger, meting out justice in a corrupt mining town. He shoots the three guys and rapes the woman before the movie is twenty minutes old. What I mean by this not being politically correct is that, despite herself, she likes it! The performances of the ensemble cast. On his way out of town the following morning, the Stranger pauses at the cemetery as Mordecai is finishing a new grave marker.
As the outlaws make their way back into Lago, they discover that the town is not exactly as they had left it, and waiting in the shadows is the Stranger, ready to expose the town's secret and serve up his own brand of justice. His reviews of non-kiddie fare are some of the best out there. Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity. Will your kids want to watch it? Morgan Allen feels they are being exploited and leads an ambush on Stranger in the hotel, only for his group to be killed while he rides off after being mortally shot. High Plains Drifter made its Blu-Ray debut on October 15, 2013. Wayne sent back an angry letter, denouncing High Plains Drifter for its violence and revisionist portrayal of the Old West.
I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save. American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eastwood. As he rides past a bewildered Mordecai into the desert, the writing on the new headstone is revealed: Marshal Jim Duncan—Rest in Peace. So, in a sense what Eastwood has added to Camus's stranger is Nietzsche's superman. That sort of thing is not done in cinema these days. The more people try to hide their sin, the greater God's Judgment.
A Stranger rides into in the dusty mining town of Lago, where the townspeople are living in the shadow of a dark secret. Obviously this was produced before the age of feminist political correctness. Clint Eastwood's film High Plains Drifter 1973 The first time I saw High Plains Drifter was probably in the late 1970s. He takes action, and he is very good at it. An uncredited rewrite of the script was provided by , screenwriter of other Eastwood projects. But don't invite the girl friend over.
That isn't the American people who settled this country. High Plains Drifter is different: this is a God's-Judgment-on-the-wicked western. And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me. It is ultimately revealed that Duncan's death was arranged by most of the townsfolk to conceal the truth of their mine being on federal property, double-crossing the outlaws they hired to murder the marshal. Critique: There are many elements that make High Plains Drifter such a powerful film.
He spends exactly the right amount of time with each shot; not a second is wasted on any given scene. You will not be bored I can assure you. There are a couple of flashbacks of one Marshall Jim Duncan being whipped to death. The film was well received by many critics, and rates 96% positive on. The three have their sights set on returning to Lago to wreak havoc and take care of some unfinished business. Clint Eastwood plays a stranger who rides into the town of Lago--and he has a really bad attitude.