Discussion in 'Reviews' started by Tommy Tainant, Feb 18, 2019.
Excellent movie. Do you think that it was based on Shane ?
Not as good as High Plains Drifter.
Good Shane knockoff
Good cast without Brandon deWild constantly asking stupid questions
Which was not as good as The Outlaw Josey Wales.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly beats them all.
Unless you consider that every western was "based on Shane" it wasn't even close. Shane was a gunfighter trying to go straight on a hardscrabble farm. The Pale Rider character "Preacher" was a kind of mystical reincarnation based (loosely) on a Biblical prediction. Actually Pale Rider had almost the same plot as "High Plains Drifter".
Which had almost the same plot as "Shane". Same plot, different staging.
All Westerns were based on the same plot. High Noon, The Mag 7, most of Duke Wayne's stuff including the laughable similar plots of the Dean Martin drunk sheriff and the Robert Mitchum drunk sheriff. there is no reason to lump the quasi mystical Pale Rider with the Shane character (Alan Ladd was so short that they had to pose him on a box for some scenes) unless you want to.
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