Did You Know?
I didn't see Shane
(1953) as a martyred figure, a persecuted figure. I saw him as quite a heroic figure who does a job that needs to be done, a practical matter. I saw him as a practical secular character. In this world there are just some people who need killing and that is just the way it is. It sounds terrible, but there is no other way to get around that, and most of us are not up to doing it...
Although he was granted visitation rights for his son Ronan Farrow
, after a custody battle with Mia Farrow
, their relationship is estranged (similar to his other children with Farrow, Moses and Dylan O'Sullivan Farrow
). Ronan stated that he cannot have a morally consistent relationship with a man who is his father and his brother-in-law.
Nearly all of his films start and end with white-on-black credits, set in the Windsor typeface, set to jazz music, without any scrolling.