Sunday, October 25, 2009

"He Probably Went to Hell"

The only redeeming scene in an otherwise silly and underwhelming film is this early encounter between Paul Newman's Roy Bean and Anthony Perkins' Rev. LaSalle from John Huston's The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean ('72).

It's such a strange, dark and surreal 10 minutes, certainly more in-tune than the 100 minutes or so that come afterwards. At this point, I thought Huston was in Beat the Devil territory with a half-serious, half-satirical western, but mostly this thing just flat out doesn't work.

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