The Power Of Hurt

I love these two YouTube videos, which use Johnny Cash’s “Hurt” as a soundtrack to Clint Eastwood montages.

The first one is like a meditation on A Fistful of Dollars (It periodically gets blocked by MGM “for copyright reasons” but is up again at the moment)

The second one projects a character’s mythic lifetime from the young man of the Dollar westerns, via middle-age in Josey Wales and Unforgiven, to old age in Grand Torino.


I find that they repay repeated viewings.