Saturday, April 24, 2010

My Darling Clementine (1946) John Ford.

A little thread of smoke floated through the foreground of this scene in which Doc Holliday meets Wyatt Earp.  Its three-dimensional effect startled me.  This film is full of beautifully composed shots, many dramatically backlit.  A great instance of a filmmaker saying, "screw the facts!" and coming up with something magnificent.  I'm completely entranced by Fonda:  how does a half-shaved guy with a shaky voice kick so much ass?

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