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The Shooting (1966)

 -  Western  -  12 June 1968 (France)
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A mysterious woman persuades two cowboys to help her in a revenge scheme.

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Coley Boyard
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Indian at Cross Tree
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Leland Drum
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A mysterious woman persuades two cowboys to help her in a revenge scheme.

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"The Epitaph" was the unfilmed script that Jack Nicholson wrote with Monte Hellman. Reputedly based partly on Nicholson's relationship with his wife Sandra Knight, the script dealt with theme of abortion, which producer Roger Corman felt was a no-no at that time. See more »

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Coley Boyard: I don't give a curly hair, yellow bear, double dog damn if ya did!
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Difficult, complex existential western that is ultimately enthralling
25 April 2003 | by (Western Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

Most casual film viewers will find Monte Hellman's "The Shooting" to be slow, boring, and pretentious. But serious fans of cinema will be amazed at how terrific this existential morality play really is. Hellman's version of the old West is at once depressing and beautiful, and the rickety production values on display actually enhance the atmosphere. And of course, who can forget that inscrutable ending with echoes to the Zapruder film? This is fascinating stuff for the patient, thoughtful film student.


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