Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

or bad ideas, and glorifications

No I think it was tv. There were western shows on the air everywhere in the 60s, I guess the viewers got sick and tired of it then.

It was a combination of TV, and the same old tired clichés of american westerns!

Also the 60’s were a time of cultural change in many areas; fashion, art, cinema, music etc.

The slightly naive mentality of the 50’s gave way to a new approach in many areas, perfect times for presenting a much more cynical view of the old wild west!

HEAR HEAR…Boy do I agree with that sentiment

VanJames

Reminds me of Confessions of a dangerous mind, when the guy is singing raindrops

maybe they were making a statement there, that the film isn’t as much a western as it a buddy movie. kinda like duck you sucker, with the ireland flashbacks, those were kinda similar

Its sure not my favorite western movie but I like It, good movie to watch every now and then.

I love these fellows. They were so cool and funny. It’s a pity they had to die… :’(
Young Redford is a man you can’t refuse. :wink:

in my humble opinon,i consider this one of the most over rated films,let alone westerns ever made.very, very average at best.i respect and appreciate a lot of people like it but it just doesn’t work for me(and i’ve seen it three times).

I see that are quite are few people here who don’t like it. I, on the other hand, do. I’ld put it in my top ten favorite Westerns. The two leads are great and overall I just found it to be a fun movie to view.

Count me in. Fun film. Like the ending. Stars work well together and seem to be enjoying themselves. Watched Mr’s Sundance this year which is not worth seeking out.

It’s a bit to self-enamored, a bit dated in parts which were very chic then and a bit too much relying on the same repeated kind of humour, which is in parts a bit simple.

But it surely is also one of the best directed westerns ever.

Yes, George Roy Hill is certainly a fine director. His next movie after Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, was The Sting which also had Redford and Newman in it. That’s also a good film, with a exellent twist that I never saw coming.

Actually he made in between the ambitious flop Slaughterhouse 5.