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« on: September 15, 2007, 03:45:57 PM »

I just discovered this ... Unforgiven is screening three times in the series "A Sense of Where You Are: Films from the Collection" at New York's Museum of Modern Art.

Unfortunately, the first one was this afternoon. But there are two more, this coming Wednesday, September 19 at 6:00 and Sunday, September 23 at 4:30.

This is the blurb on the Museum's site about the series ...
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Borrowing the title of John McPhee's book A Sense of Where You Are (1965), this exhibition focuses on the cinematic prominence of deliberate geographic references, and on the narrative implications of scenes located in settings as diverse as a modern metropolis, an arid mountain region, the mythological West, a romantic Old World city, and an imaginary environment. The discipline of geography concentrates on spatial analysis, area studies, earth science, and the confluence of man and land (also known as cultural geography). This geographic tradition strives to understand the interrelationships between humans and their disparate environments, emphasizing the influences of ritual, tradition, and ecological impact on daily life. Artists working in a variety of mediums—in this case, film—interpret cultural geography and portray place/environment/geography as a dynamic organism that complements and/or confounds human characters and serves as a powerful narrative catalyst. All films are drawn from the Museum's collection.

I'm not really sure how Unforgiven fits in there, but whatever.

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Unforgiven. 1992. USA. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Screenplay by David Webb Peoples. With Eastwood, Morgan Freeman. Using the guise of the traditional Western, Eastwood skillfully incorporates the expected codes of the genre while simultaneously challenging the concept of good versus evil. The Western landscape where Eastwood's character has made his home is grand, pure, and, most importantly, isolated from the mud-caked, dust-riddled hellhole of a corrupt town into which he is drawn. 130 min.
Saturday, September 15, 2007, 2:00 p.m., Theater 1, T1
Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 6:00 p.m., Theater 1, T1
Sunday, September 23, 2007, 4:30 p.m., Theater 1, T1

Oddly, I don't recall Big Whiskey as being either especially mud-caked or dust-riddled ... Again, whatever.

Here's the link to the page where I got those quotes. You'll find contact information on the site, if you want it.

http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/film_exhibitions.php?id=5825
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2007, 04:50:10 PM »


Enjoy KC.   :)


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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2007, 08:56:36 PM »

Thanks, Philo ... though I'd rather see it in Los Angeles with Clint introducing it! :)
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2007, 12:50:35 PM »

Things like this make me wish I still lived in NYC, more so than normal anyway.


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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2007, 08:48:59 PM »

What I would do to see Unforgiven on the big screen again. That film was meant for the big screen.
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