John MacLean started out as part of critically acclaimed Scottish "Folktronica" artists The Beta Band, directing many of their videos. He then went on to join fellow Beta Band members Gordon Anderson and Robin Jones in the psychedelic band The Aliens, again directing many of their videos. See more »
The movie is set in 1870 but many of the characters are using the Colt Peacemaker revolver which was not released until 1873. See more »
Once upon a time, 1870 to be exact, a 16-year-old kid traveled from the cold shoulder of Scotland to the baking heart of America to find his love. His name was Jay. Her name was Rose.
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Slow West may live up to it's title but it also proves that a slow pace does not mean it can't be action laced, fun and exciting.
Michael Fassbender does an old school style western that reminds me of Eastwood in his glory days. He portrays a man helping a boy from Scotland find his sweetheart who had to skip the country and head to America's West.
The movie was visually stunning as the filmmaker used a lot of cool camera tricks to make the Frontier look like colorful art work.
Went to see the movie cause Michael Fassbender was in it and I got real nervous as the picture started and I realized how slow it was going, but even though the pace staid slow the energy of the movie does not.
Slow west is filled with all the good stuff you loved, with Michael Fassbender playing the anti hero and Ben Mendelsohn playing the colorful villain. Even the fact that it was shot beautifully in New Zealand is a homage to the old school westerns that were shot in Italy.
Nothing but cool.
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