Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Unforgiven (1992)

It's been long since I watched a Western. I love Sergio Leone's Westerns. This film is on par with them. The scenes have immense depth about them. The beautiful clouds, trees, and country-side, birds and chirping insects are engrossing. The cast is wonderful--some of the finest actors all dressed up as cowboys. The dialogue is very engaging. This film is a classic with an epic atmosphere. It has got some fascinating action. The build-up leading to the actual encounter is neat and clever. 

Clint Eastwood's dialogue delivery in his husky voice is superb. Morgan Freeman and Gene Hackman are also wonderful in this film. The first half of film has barely any shooting at all. Cinematography is beautiful and sound effects are used rarely but efficiently. Sunset scenes in the opening and closing credits are mesmerizing. It's not only one of the best works of Eastwood but also one of the best Westerns ever made. 

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