Thursday, April 24, 2014

U = Unforgiven

Unforgiven
1992
Director: Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood as William Munny
Gene Hackman as Little Bill Daggett

Morgan Freeman as Ned Logan
Unforgiven tells the western tale of a killer who mended his ways when he married a good woman. However, times being what they are after the death of his beloved wife, he returns to his old skill set for the money offered, in hopes of starting a new life elsewhere.

William Munny isn’t a sympathetic character but we find that he tells the truth and keeps his word. Little Bill on the other hand, while a law-man, he’s less likable and we’re not unhappy when he meets his end.

Epilogue to the movie says that William Munny moved, changed his name and after a new start, became an upstanding citizen, selling dry goods in San Francisco.

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3 comments:

Tony Laplume said...

I know this is iconic and all that...but I also think it's kind of overrated. It's a rare instance where the Eastwood mystique was not exactly right for the part.

Joanne said...

I've never been the biggest western fan, but this had a great cast.

rscottamsbaugh.com said...

Hey great post! Love your quick hit style with good info. I love films and in particular Westerns. It was hard to find a sympathetic character in this film once Munny left the kids behind. Interesting, Gene Hackman is a novelist now. I posted some reviews of westerns this month for A-Z. I hope you are enjoying the challenge of A-Z. Keep up the good stuff.