Skip to comments.Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Two Rode Together"(1961)
Posted on 04/06/2014 11:36:37 AM PDT by ReformationFan
Great movie. Seen it 20 times.
Not on Netflix...grrrr. I love Ford, Stewart and Widmark.
It’s for sale on Amazon, but only Region 2 encoding! More grrrrr....
Ran into the same problem a couple of years ago when I went looking for it on DVD. My sister wound up downloading it off the internet and burning me a copy of it.
I’ve been looking forward to this—thank you!
There is a wonderful John Ford biography (amazon/local library?) narrated by Bogdonavich, Speilberg and Eastwood that tells of Ford’s style and film effects accomplishments. One — is his use of the “horizon line” — spelled out perfectly by Speilberg.
As I remember the scene where Stewart and Ladd are alone by the river (I think one lighting a cigarette) is ad-libbed.
Oops - “Stewart and Widmark” (not Ladd)
Good one. Thanks.
Interesting. I’ll need to check that out next time I watch them.
Widmark was at his best as a psyco bad guy. You had to believe he was the devil incarnate.
On my list now...thanks RF
I knew what you meant lol! Thanks! I’m not a film or literary critic. I just love good entertainment!
Thanks for link!
Thanks for posting!
Oh, geez, I hope I didn’t sound like I “think” I’m a film critic — I’m not. But, I do live in LA where talk of something about film, or stars or whatever is probably mentioned every day.
Anyway that biography of Ford was so wonderful — his absolute love for John Wayne; shooting on location in Utah — said he had to get away from the “studio; and many, many scenes from our favorite films. Viewing it enhanced my enjoyment of old Westerns.
On that horizon line - I think the opening of The Searchers was the example. It is a view of a singular man on horseback some mile or so away riding across the screen left to right where the sky takes up at least 3/4 of the screen above him and about 1/4 of “dirt” at the bottom. He was the first to have done that and it is gorgeous. He taught that to Spielberg but I’ve never really looked into how Spielberg used it. (See I’m not much of a critic or I would have - right?)
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