The Outlaw Josey Wales, 1976 - ★★★★★

The Outlaw Josey Wales, 1976 - ★★★★★


“There's another old saying... don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining.” - Fletcher (John Vernon)

..:: Machismovision: Wow The West Was Fun - Film #5 ::..

Josey Wales family are brutally murdered and home burnt to the ground. Having nothing left he serves in the Civil War in a rogue unit, when the war ends hes made an outlaw, and forced to flee a gang of regulators and various would be bounty-hunters hoping to cash in with the reward on his head.

Eastwoods second stab at directing himself in a western after the classic 'High Plains Drifter'. While its obviously a less bombastic movie, its an equally rewarding movie thats apparently Clint's favorite of his entire career. His character is more developed than his previous western roles, and he even shows a manly warmth and gentle side. But he's still an 100% tobacco spittin' mans man. The movies true triumph is the none stereotypical characterization of its native American lead 'Lone 'Chief' Watie' superbly and humorously played by Chief Dan George. The movies also littered with great dialog and probably never to be bettered horse stunts throughout.

[Personal Reasons For Remembering]

Woodrow Parfrey providing the comic relief as the put upon carpetbagger. The Chief calling Sondra Locke "pale face", but getting out of it sounding racist by adding "no offence intended". Clint clearly savouring his role alongside Locke & Chief, its not surprising its his favorite film.

Originally taken from Letterboxd

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