It's A Bit More Than I Bargined For

I have said this before, and I will say this again many more times before I'm done: westerns are my favourite genre of film. Western films tend to be less successful becuase of the persepction that it is an American genre, but a truly well made western can be a more universal story than a straight up drama.

Tommy Lee Jones is set to release his latest directorial effort, and his second western after 2005's The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. This film, The Homesman, sees Jones paired with Hilary Swank as a pair of outsiders having to transport three insane women across a barren western territory. The film also stars Meryl Streep, Tim Blake Nelson, James Spader, William Fichtner, Breaking Bad's Jesse Plemons and True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld.

And I really dig this trailer. Jones has a very steady eye, very similar to Clint Eastwood's, when it comes to deconstructing a genre whic comes with so much preestablished tropes, and it looks like he's put that eye to good use here. Oddly, despite westerns not making money internationally, this film is seeing a European released before an American one. Here's hoping it won't take long.

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Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.


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