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Movie Review: Forty Guns

Forty Guns

Written and directed by Sam Fuller.
1957.

Barbara Stanwyck is as grand and big in this movie as the vast landscapes and valleys she inhabits. And so is the movie itself, one of Fuller’s best. Fuller: a director whose voice never compromises and always understands, keenly, what an audience wants, what cinema demands.

“I need a strong man to carry out my orders.” — Jessica Drummond

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Movie Review: My Best Fiend

fiend

Written and directed by Werner Herzog.
1999.

I’m not sure which is better: Klaus Kinski’s mad raving that he’s Jesus or Werner Herzog’s quiet intent toward deicide. “One day I seriously decided to firebomb him in his home,” director Herzog tells the camera, the Peruvian jungle and the shoot of Aguirre, The Wrath of God his backdrop. “I was prevented from doing so only by the vigilance of his Alsacian shepherd.” One only wishes there were footage of that.

“Every grey hair on my head, I call Kinski.” — Werner Herzog

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