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Unforgiven will be back in theaters for two days next month to celebrate its 25th anniversary. I was at the theater yesterday and they previewed the new series of older movies that would be shown over the next month or so, and this was the first I'd heard about it (TCM is typically the host of these movie series). I also looked around a little online but couldn't find anything official to link here. Just check around for some theaters in your area if you're interested. I definitely plan to check this out on the big screen.

Outstanding... one of Mr Eastwood's BEST westerns... Wishes the others like A Fist Full of Dollars, A Few Dollars More, Hang'm High, Pale Rider, and the Good the Bad and the Ugly would be back in theaters too... Some of the Best ones he did. If they come on or back in theaters for anniversary down here in AZ, hell I'd go see them... No problem on that... the favorite westerns I always liked.  Honorable mention,,, Paint your Wagon too... Great flicks.

FA N.A Miller, USN Ret.
(Protected Veteran/Gentleman Writer)
(An avid Eastwood Fan)

Thanks Clint for your films, a great honor to meet you in person and thanks for the autograph... It hangs proudly on my wall.. You are one hell of an AWESOME actor/director...


Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re:High Plains Drifter: Was it really Necessary
« on: September 23, 2017, 06:44:31 AM »
Originally posted by AKA23, 10-28-2001 04:56 PM

Hey guys I just popped in High Plains Drifter into the DVD player and watched it last night and I don't know but I must say that there was one scene in that really unnerved me. While watching it I kept thinking over and over again what purpose did that rape scene serve? It seemed to me to be something that didn't really need to be there unless you are painting this guy as some type of evil creature which was not the intention or impression that I got from the film at all. I'd have to say that High Plains Drifter is one of Eastwood's darkest films as an actor/director. The only films that I can think of that are comparable to it would be Sudden Impact and possibly Unforgiven. Yes, Unforgiven is a very dark film at times but I still found myself at least having some kind of an understanding as to why he did what he did and why the film played out as it did. With the rape scene, I just find this guy to be a total bastard. I can understand him killing those three guys in the barber shop at least to a degree and I can understand the majority of his other actions in the film but this action I just don't get. And then he justifies what he did having no remorse for it at all. I just don't get it. Am I missing something? A few frames after that he's being the good samaritan and giving blankets and candy to the poor. It doesn't make sense to me. If he is in fact supposed to be a sort of avenging angel (and thats a crude term for what he is I think) than why the rape scene? I can understand him punishing the town for their involvement in the Duncan murders. I can understand the majority of the Strangers actions but this one I just find to be completely immoral and totally beyond any justification whatsoever. Are we supposed to hate this character or sympathize with his actions? This rape scene just doesn't makes sense to me and I find myself hating the character the more than I think about it! But then in the rest of the movie he doesn't do anything too objectionable that would make me want to hate him. I don't quite understand why he would kick all of those people out of the hotel but since the hotel manager was involved in the murder than can be somewhat explained. But why the rape?

What scene is this? I remember the film and never remember this scene... It's just so... un Clint-like...  ???

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