Saturday, April 10, 2010


In "A Slow Fade To Black", movie mogul Mike Kirsch rails against the psychological Westerns that were being made at the time, in which the cowboys were "mental patients talking about Freud".

This might be a reference to the movies made by Anthony Mann and Budd Boettlicher, among others. Some movies that might fit the bill were "The Left-Handed Gun", "Invitation To A Gunfighter", and modern Westerns like "The Misfits", "Hud", and "Lonely Are The Brave".

All of these have proven to be classics, which shows how out of step Kirsch had become with the times.....


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