What it was was LVC slowly walking to the cattle pens, pushing open each gate to get to the last one which contained the three Saxons. They waited too long and O’Brien got impatient so he shoots of LVC’s hat to get things going. Terrible editing. But great build up.
I also thought they overused the word “patriarch”. Can’t they just call the son of a bitch Dad! I don’t call my dad patriarch.
Thought the music started out good but got into the OUATITW imitation mode. LVC’s walk into the besieged village would have been cool without the msuic. It built up too much (the music that is) while the scene is trying to be small scale like the intro to a Leone film. The Tuscan locations did bother me. Too Italian.
Also, it feels like it is trying to be a Spaghetti Western. With the crazy Adam characer with all white and unmanly characteristics. I never did like it when the films try to create a bad guy simply by appearance. They should develope the character as a truly twisted bastard like in Shoot the Living, Pray for the Dead.
For all the bad things to say, I did like the plot but I thought it wasn’t handled correctly. I understand it is trying to build suspense but it got a little pretentious. To show offy. I dunno. Maybe I was in a really critical mood when I rewatched. I suppose it will be getting another rewatching in the near future. At least it will be another chance to see the great Beyond the Law.