FILM FRIDAY: WESTERNS: HIGH NOON
I'm not a big fan of westerns, but this film is not just a western! (⬅️ Not throwing shade, fans of westerns!) I have read stuff that this is part Shakespeare, part Greek tragedy. I concur! There are many reasons why I really like this film:
- •Our hero:Gary Cooper as Will Kane. A strong sense of duty. Against all odds.
- •The heroine?I have always been a fan of Grace Kelly! But is Amy the real heroine in this film? Or is it...
- •The alternative heroine...Katy Jurado as Helen Ramirez?
- •The songA heartfelt plea! https://open.spotify.com/track/0Ya8gKzOhr0Q4lCy1fz5zB
- •The plot:A good guy - a young bride - the bad guys - a looming deadline! Will good triumph over evil???
- •PacingEverything happens in (almost) real time! TENSION!
- •ProductionStark black & white, the sky was not filtered and the prints were made a few points lighter than normal. Great cinematography!
- •Academy Awards:Best Actor; Best Film Editing; Best Music, Score; Best Song.
- •Golden Globes:Ms Jurado won in the Best Supporting Actress category, the first Mexican to receive the award. 🙌🏾
- •A classicWill Kane DID THE RIGHT THING and didn't run away. He stood up for what he knew to be right, when almost everyone around him failed to support him.
- •Watch this film! 😍