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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-28-07 03:14 PM
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117. Flame away but I think Heaven's Gate was a masterpiece
Some people find it slow. Others just parrot the critics. I like the film's pace and I think it's one of the most realistic-looking westerns ever made. The cinematrophy is breathtaking. The acting is superb. And I feel that the movie was panned by the critics largely because it was too subversive for an American audience. This is a radical film, about how the west was stolen by groups of cattle barons, with the Johnson County War as a backdrop. And it shows a side of the anti-immigrant attitude that is hard to look at and accept. Heaven's Gate is one of my favorite films, and I know I'm in the minority on this.

Another film that doesn't receive enough credit in my opinion is Man In The Wilderness. This is spectacularly beautiful film and one of Richard Harris' best performances.
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