2005-04-08

 

Lie to me

"Johnny Guitar is one of the cinema's great operatic works -- meaning, that it is pitched from beginning to end in a tone that is compulsive and passionate. There is really no other film quite like it . . . The slow pace, the building intensity, the relentless, haunting score by Victor Young . . .

I remember when I first saw it -- and I enjoyed it. But in the U.S., people expected a Western. Well, Johnny Guitar seemed like a Western, looked like a Western, but people didn't know what to make of it, so they either ignored it or laughed at it.

On the other hand, in Europe, taken out of it's American context, they saw a totally different picture. They saw it for what it was: an intense, unconventional, stylized picture, full of ambiguities and subtext that rendered it extremely modern . . ."

MARTIN SCORSESE

Listen to the most famous dialogue in the movie (adaptado para a bomba).



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