Monday, March 2, 2020
Western Watch: Shane (1953)
Format: Alamo Mueller
Viewing: Unknown - more than 5
It was a delight to see Shane (1953) on the big screen at Alamo Mueller this evening with SimonUK. Si had never seen it, so that was kind of cool.
Back in 7th grade my Reading teacher, Ms. McDowell, had us read the original novel, and then we watched the movie. I've been a fan ever since and am not objective in any way about Shane. I will say, seeing it on the big screen was stunning - the Grand Tetons loom large in the background and Wyoming's magnificent landscapes provide epic sweep to the story.
And while it's no mystery that Shane is largely about violence, the impact of the sound in the theater versus confined to my TV speakers provided an intensity to the film I wasn't expecting.
If it's been a while or you've never seen it, give Shane a shot. It's been endlessly ripped off and borrowed from, but the original holds up amazingly well.