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"By The Boo"k Western Delightly Off Track
- rich katanich
As I watched 'The Lawman' on TCM 10/01/07 at somewhere around 3:30 am, when the director's credit rolled front I knew I had his name in my head somewhere for some reason. The "Lawman" was as great as TCM says, 'by the book' western' but I disagree. That shot in the back of the 'scared, running, innocent cowhand' was a very hard ending on top of "Bronson's" suicide in the dusty street where his son lay, shot dead for drawing on the letheal 'Lawman' (Lancaster). For me that was a mindblower as Lancaster simply rode past the woman who he spent the previous night with and who's man he shot in the back. I watch a lot of that genre and that's pretty heavy stuff for an American H'wood western. Let's say i graduated H S in '62, College/Military and then full blown HIPPY: what would attract me to Winner's style at that time? One or two of his films during the mid to late 60's or after '72 besideds 'Death Wish' drew me to him. He is is a great writer/producer/director and whatever it was that caught my attention during a certain period certainly showed up in "Lawman" as well. I'd like to review all those films listed. Maybe "Parting Shots", I can't put the brain in the right spot but I did notice he has been involved with Danny Boyle, a artuer who can do no wrong in my eyes. (as an aside, I could not believe I was watching a film as gritty and true and on the mark as "Trainspotting by Boyle. It's in my library, now I have to work on Winner."