[quote=“stanton, post:26, topic:356”]Yeah, that’s the scene where I also liked him most.
This reading is one of the 1000 beautiful ideas, which makes this film so outstanding, which gives this scene the extra kick.[/quote]
Yeah, lots of small things that add up to a lot in this movie. I’m with Stanton and others that this is a masterpiece. Coburn is great, really great. I don’t think Kristofferson is right as Billy but it does not spoil the film or keep it from being a work of artistic genius.
The performances are all first rate. I can’t believe how many small parts Peck filled with western regulars. They are all amazing, starting with Slim Pickens. I know I’ll leave some out but just from memory I can think of: RG Armstrong (“Keep the change, Bob”!!!), Katy Jurado, Matt Clark, Harry Dean Stanton, Chill Wills, LQ Jones, Luke Askew.
Bob Dylan is fine as the enigmatic “Alias”.
This film looks great. To me the best, most authentic looking of Peck’s films.