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A prairie home companion
chaos-rampant from Greece
21 December 2012
This is the best episode so far for my money, a little gem of western
film. There is once more a lot of heartbreak and separation, and
typically for the series, the ending is sentimentally abrasivethe only
note off so far in Lonesome Dove, proof that the script and actors are
great, but the filmmaker, when he has to dramatically engage with the
camera, is average. Duvall is once again his rascally self. Jones
broods. These guys are great together, they have a knack for the life,
Hemingway men that they are at heart.
In this episode, however, they finally reach Ogallala, drifters docking
for a while. The resonance between dusty, weather-beaten wanderers and
the clean prairie home in the cosmic middle is something to watch.
Everything about this is so rich.
Anjelica above all. Diane Lane is great, great but too fragile to
support this world of dreams. It's Huston who has been the center the
hearth, the bosompulling us in her orbit all this time.
Memories. Love. Regret. She binds all.
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