Logged i like the fact the only unethical thing the preacher does is sleep with sara how about killing people, blowing up mines whatever he is - an avenging angel etc. Since he first came upon the theatrical scene in a big way, playing the Man With No Name in Sergio Leone's ''A Fistful of Dollars,'' Mr. Ego comes with the territory. She's strongly attracted to him because he reminds her of someone -husband maybe? After a community of goldpanning, prospector families are attacked by a larger, competing gold digging corporation run by a LaHood in the neighborhood, a young girl in one of the attacked families begs for a miracle to come by and save them. Ok, I think I got it figured out. Note the first real fight scene, in which the preacher and LaHood's men go at each other with two-by-fours. Although the people of Carbon Canyon instinctively respected the collar, they slowly realized he was not a real preacher.
Is he really a preacher? As a simple tale in the tradition of classic westerns, Pale Rider definitely carries its weight right down to the showdown. The eternal male wisdom found in these films, including examples of excellent spitting, will be shared here, movie by movie. For all its faults Pale Rider remains a high water mark of the 1980s. Together they will explore every facet of Eastwoodism by watching all 60 movies, in chronological order, with an acting appearance by The Great Grunter. History Around 1870, a man called Lahood discovered a gold vein in California which made him very rich. Depth suffers a bit from the slight oversaturation.
He actually was a dead no-pun intended ringer for my own idiot father who has since dropped dead! For more about Pale Rider and the Pale Rider Blu-ray release, see published by Greg Maltz on September 23, 2008 where this Blu-ray release scored 3. I was impressed by Pale Rider when I saw it in the 1980s. So maybe Clint is a ghost. Sarah and Megan are waiting for you. Eastwood, who not only stars in ''Pale Rider'' but also directed it. But will the preacher be any match for Stockburn and his posse of professional gunslingers? As Blu-ray fare goes, it's a bit above average, and fully enjoyable.
The camera does not reflect vanity. Occasionally, other warts appear, including splotchy color and film noise like dust and lines. The apps are synchronized with your account at Blu-ray. The rest does hang fairly well together all though I would personally have loved some more character development and a bit more information about the nameless man and what he came from The cinematography is generally ok, although not impressive. Many of the greatest Westerns grew out of a director's profound understanding of the screen presence of his actors; consider, for example, John Ford's films with and. The time is a nonspecific, post-Cival War period, which is the era of all movie westerns, unless otherwise dated.
Clint, as director, made that obvious by having the verse read aloud while The Preacher is seen riding a gray horse. Lahood, hearing that the arrival of a pastor had given a whole new hope to the independent miners, briefly considered having him killed. Eastwood's earlier ''High Plains Drifter'' 1973 , which he also directed and in which he played another character called the Stranger. However, given the age and production characteristics of the original film, I can grant an average score for audio quality. In one scene, for example, the marshal's gunmen enter a restaurant and empty their guns into the chair where Eastwood had been sitting moments before. I possibly would have left her feeling that Hull was the right guy for her after all.
He's a master of minimalism. He and his men were to kill the reverend and the miners. It matched a man he had personally seen die almost certainly by his hand the preceding year. There has been a fair bit of speculation as to who the Pale Rider is, fuelled by some cryptic comments by Clint Eastwood. Mom and I always giggle our asses off watching the befuddled, pained expresion on pop's face good ol' Clint blow dad's brains out! These are mostly bullet holes — including six through various vital organs in his chest and abdomen.
She lives with Hull, and when you think about it their life is pretty routine. Advertisement Also very effective is Bruce Surtees's photography, which is sometimes so eerily dark it seems to be sending up the genre. The Rider is very confident when facing danger. But it eventually picks up steam. They gave each other what they needed at that time. We've never seen him put it in this safe box. Eastwood moves in with the small miners, and becomes close with one group; a miner who lives with a woman and her daughter Sydney Penny.
Advertisement Other things in the movie are not so subtle. In ''Pale Rider,'' the Stranger is openly propositioned not only by Megan's mother, Sarah Wheeler Carrie Snodgress , but by Megan herself, who attempts to talk the Stranger into making love to her by emphasizing that she's almost l5, the age at which her mother was married. As the conflict comes towards a showdown, the preacher disappears and their previous heroic stance takes a bit of a blow. In particular he does not seem to have actual, genuine priestly vows, he does not say Grace right and does not appear to actually know how to conduct a religious ceremony. The lighting is often too dark or too bright and rarely achieves the perfection Eastwood later attained. At first they fear him for his ability to wield violence, though in the defense of their defenseless master of the house Hull Michael Moriarty , but when he flashes a preacher collar and fine manners at the dinner table, their attitude quickly changes to awe and for the females, also a certain sexual attraction.
That sets the stage for a series of violent confrontation. They've not yet made a big strike. Peter I was under the impression Preacher was Sarah's former lover who left her when Megan was a small child, this also means Preacher is Megans Dad. The scene where the deputies stand on the stairs and the prospector stands alone, with only his trembling legs in view is great. Near the end of the film when Scockburn was shouting preacher Sarah shut the door and gave preacher one last kind deed which was more than a kiss because she knew he was her ex. Believe it or not, Clint plays a mysterious stranger who rides into town and never reveals his name or the exact nature of his bloody past. Maybe he has already been in LaHood before.
The preacher icily negotiated with him, displaying a precise knowledge of who Stockburn and his men were and how much they cost. It is clearly a film made when Eastwood did not have the skill and experience as a director that would later result in Oscar winners. Interiors are dark and gloomy, and the sun is blinding in its intensity. The scars appearing on the preacher's back clearly show fatal rear-entry gunshot wounds. One is The Grail, a clandestine order dedicated to preserving the world's greatest secret. Megan, her mother Sarah Carrie Snodgress , landowner Hull Barret Michael Moriarty and a small community of miners are being terrorized by men working for greedy prospector Coy LaHood Richard Dysart.