12 October, 2014

Quick Movie Review

Posted by Socrates in movie reviews, movies, Socrates at 9:08 pm | Permanent Link

Shane (Western; 1953; starring Alan Ladd and Van Heflin).

A mild-mannered drifter named Shane defends a frontier family and locks horns with thugs in Old Wyoming. The cinematography alone is a must-see, not counting the movie itself, which is very worth watching. Definitely one of the ten best Westerns ever made.


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  7. 16 Responses to “Quick Movie Review”

    1. fd Says:

      “SHANE” is a classic. But as a kid, it was too hard for me. The plot was a heavy down-beat. Kids prefer light hearted westerns that are action packed.

    2. Tim McGreen Says:

      Generally, I never liked Westerns too much. They tend to be more a reflection of the times in which they are filmed instead of being historically accurate depictions of life on the western American frontier. And all of their plots and characters tend towards sameness. The Old West era took place during Victorian times, but that fact almost never figures into any Western. I need historical context and historical accuracy in the films I choose to watch.

      “High Noon”, with Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly was quite good, as was “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”. And maybe a few of those “spaghetti westerns” of the 60s with Chuck Bronson and Clint Eastwood. And of course “Viva Zapata”, directed by the great Elia Kazan and featuring the two great actors Marlon Brando and Anthony Quinn ( a former neighbor of mine!).

      But if Socrates and fd recommend Shane I will check it out.

    3. Nom de Guerre Says:

      Just think, the location of the Shane film, around Jackson Hole Wyoming is now the hole up for the worlds real rulers the IMF and Banksters of the Federal Reserve.

    4. kevin Says:

      I was recently in Missoula, MT. Go and imagine what it was like in the ruggedness and beauty of the Old West for yourselves even if there are jews in the area. Jewllywood fairytales can never replace real life experiences!

      A couple years ago I was sitting on the bench with my daughters waiting for Old Faithful to errupt. Next to me was a couple men in their sixties and a somewhat attractive female in her fifties. The old guys were discussing Yellowstone Park and that amerika no longer owns it as china would not intervene a massive forest fire and allow it to burn. The guy with the gal advised “hell we own most of the us government anyway.” They seemed oblivious that I could have been listening to their short conversation prior to the erruption.

      The single guy was from Jackson Hole, and it was my impression he was a geologist who worked for the us guvenment. He was advising the guy with the gal about the next earthquake. The guy with the gal had on an LSU belt and appeared to be a jew with the jew characteristics. Anyway, it errupted and that was all I heard.

    5. Sri Sreggin Das, Mystic Yogi of the Kali Yuga Says:

      How the illusions sparkle like jewels, when we first see them. How we fall under their spell.

      Then, much later, we notice subtle changes that disconcert us, but we go along with the illusion, because we want our vision of reality affirmed by shadows of light and dark projected onto a screen, with violins reaching a crescendo at the emotional scenes. There is still enough to hold onto.

      But then, even later, the illusions turn sour and we are repulsed. Instead of going from the unreal to the real, we want our illusions back, the way they were at the first.

      It is all a trap. It is all maya. All of it, “Shane” as well as the soon-coming, “Dear White People.”

      It is not bardistry, storytelling. It is seduction and manipulation of reality, with the purpose of manipulating the viewer.

      “Lead me from the unreal to the Real.”

    6. CW-2 Says:

      Wise words from Sri Sreggin! The great literature of our people is instructive and has a timeless resonance. The jew is adept with emotional manipulation; watch any serialized ‘drama’ on the jewtube to see the roller-coaster technique.

    7. Tim McGreen Says:

      I think the most absurd Jewish manipulation of goy audiences was the use of “canned laughter” on those old TV comedies, like Green Acres and Hogan’s Heroes. I like those shows but I think they would have been more interesting to watch without that annoying laugh-track. Then you have the more recent comedy shows, like Everybody Loves Raymond and Letterman, where live audiences are used but you can tell the floor manager is telling the audience to yuck it up extra loud. That’s even more annoying.

    8. Nom de Guerre Says:

      Knut Hamsun the Norwegian writer who had lived some time in America understood the flawed charactar of Americans, he saw through all the hoopla, the phoney patriotism. I don’t really care for the idealization of the West, but I do love the Western landscape, and the rugged individuals, but you don’t find that on these hollyweird films.
      Here is the jew perspective of the film industry-
      “Actors are the jockeys of Literature, others supply the horses, the plays, and we simply make them run” -Ralph Richardson

    9. Thom McQueen Says:

      I don’t care about movies or electronic crap. Actually, I am very depressed since Tim McGreen drove off Jill Mustang and big Jim Jesus. Does anyone else feel like this. I don’t want to do anything. I have lost motivation. I am in the dunny.

    10. Sean Gruber Says:

      Return to the scriptures, Thom.

      Keep a Post-It note to that effect on your bathroom mirror and see if you don’t brighten in a few days.

    11. Luke Says:

      I’d never seen this movie, so, based on the VNN recommendation – I decided to watch it last night on netflix.

      Opinion? I’m a big fan of Westerns, but it was all I could do to force myself to stay awake until the end of the movie. An extremely boring movie. Keith Alexander over on The Political Cesspool radio show is always gushing praise for this movie – and that was the main reason I forced myself to stick with it until the end. To be honest, I could not see anything particularly special or worthwhile about the movie – and the story line in it has been done over and over and over again, in so many other Westerns that I am amazed that anyone in the pro-White community would think it was in any way unique.

      I found it to be particularly unsavory to see the Alan Ladd (Shane) character spending the whole movie making moon-doggie eyes at another man’s wife, planting the idea in the heads of the viewing audiences that he’d like to pork her if the right opportunity were to
      present itself. And, the actress who played the role of the wife seemed to be sending signals in Shane’s direction that she wouldn’t mind being on the receiving end of a little of that pork. This fits neatly into the jewish Hollywood rule that a white female who’s married should never be shown in a light that might suggest that she is 100 percent loyal to, and totally happy with, her husband.

      I would have to cite the original Lonesome Dove mini-series, with Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones – as the best Western ever made. In fact, that was probably the last time Hollywood allowed any production to be aired that depicted White men as the masculine, tough as nails, bad asses that they actually were and had to be during the settling and taming of the Western frontier. Surprisingly, I later read that a female negress played a leading role in producing that mini-series.

      The Lonesome Dove sequels all stunk and were a disgrace to the original mini-series.

    12. Tim McGreen Says:

      In those days movie stars had contracts with the studios that required them to appear in a certain number of “pictures”. So, many of those movies were just cranked out assembly-line style to meet contractual obligations, nothing more. I suspect this particular western was such a movie. I’m sure it’s OK, but it’s probably no “Chinatown” or “Apocalypse Now”.

    13. Sri Sreggin Das, Mystic Yogi of the Kali Yuga Says:

      “Actually, I am very depressed since Tim McGreen drove off Jill Mustang and big Jim Jesus. Does anyone else feel like this. I don’t want to do anything. I have lost motivation. I am in the dunny.”

      My son, I am glad that our Problem Child drove off Jill and Jim.

      Of course you are depressed at what they said. Listen to what they told you: “You are totally corrupt; you need to be saved. God loves you, but not because you have any virtue. You don’t. None. Not an iota. God loves you because that is His nature. But if you don’t respond to His love by accepting Jesus, you will burn forever . . . but God is still love.”

      No wonder you were depressed! What a confusing and depressing concoction!

      The Jews (original Christians) have much in common with the Puritans. Both see man as art-less, beauty-less, virtue-less, good-less.

      Man, to them, even a man who strives for righteousness, is a worm and a turd, who deserves to be stepped on.

      The greatest of the European philosophers, or the Indo-European sages, are all equally corruptible human flesh, to them. They do not see that the earthly journey is a necessary one to develop spiritual mass. To them, the earthly journey is an embarrasment, a shameful thing, because of the fall of Adam and Eve. No wisdom of man, or mystical knowledge, can mitigate the terrible curse laid upon us all, because of Adam’s fall.

      Puritanism (Semitic Christianity) has a twin: pornography. One purports to be the cure for the other, but they are two horns of the same bull. Both portray man the same way—a worm and a turd. The shamefulness, the insufficiency that Christianity promotes becomes the titillation for the porn-lovers.

      Don’t be deceived by the apparent solidity of Jill and Jim. It is brittle crystal. Real solid spiritual mass has to be earned, not given by some divine being.

      Like the topic of this thread, Christianity is mostly illusion, much like the cinema. The historical Jesus is lost beyond recall. The Gospels are contrived and shaped literary creations, in which the unknown authors did all they could to draw upon Old Testament material, which they added to their fictional creation, claiming that it fulfilled prophecy.

      Seek what is Real.

    14. Tim McGreen Says:

      I’d like to see an action movie that features Sri Sreggin Das vs. Master Pai Mei from “Kill Bill”, with “Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas playing in the background as they kick each others’ ass, Quentin Tarantino-style. That would be like, mad kewl.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzPcMzy4WI8

    15. Thom McQueen Says:

      I would like to see you, Problem Child, go up against a boxing kangaroo, while “Staying Alive” by the Bee Gees, Queenslands own , plays in the background.

      Thankyou for your wisdom, Sri Sreggin. You are spot on. God, I feel bonza!

    16. Thom McQueen Says:

      That nigger, Carl Dougless, did not even mention any white men in his song list of karate champions. All the champs were white back then—-Bill Wallce, Joe Lewis, Jeff SMith, Skip Mullins, Chuck Norris.

      Antagonistes knew real Karate. He did the eagle-claw groin grab to a big nigger. He did the double-hand panther eye gouge to another one. Then he stomped their heads. I asked him what the hell he was doing. He said that once you take a nigger down, you have to finish him off, or he will keep coming back.