Monday, January 24, 2011

The Left Handed Gun

Paul Newman is Billy the Kid. Directed by Arthur Penn.

Did Arthur Penn come from the theater? This western has a theatrical feel to it, the characters don't ring true and everything seems a bit off. Newman is at his most method-y and least convincing. This kind of broody acting might look okay on stage in a Tennessee Williams play, but looks a bit silly in a western, dating the film pretty badly.

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