^ nomad, have you looked into greencine? that is the more ethically sound mailorder video rental biz, plus you have a wider (more niche?) selection.
but yeah, no one mentioned alex cox' Walker yet!
so yeah, that qualifies, though it is not a western in the sense that you would expect------but yeah, The Frontier: check, cowboy hats: check, guns: check, acid: check.
I can't argue but I still have hope if not expectation."also The Road which I guess has already been shot & everything & is due for a release later this yr. though I dunno, both The Road & NCFOM have something for people to connect to, The Road despite its grim setting is actually an "uplifting" story about a father & his son, NCFOM has the sheriff, also it deals with a lot of contemporary stuff, drugs & the border & so on. Blood Meridian is just a lot more...ah uncompromising you know? no sympathetic characters, chock full of humanity at its most brutal & callous. also it's so sweeping in scope, Biblical like, and so dense & full of allusions, the way he uses language. I guess the more I think about I can't imagine any film really doing it justice."
I had high hopes for this but I thought it was a bit of a mess really. It's certainly strange but I'm not sure it adds up to much."but yeah, no one mentioned alex cox' Walker yet!"
Yes, I've seen RTW which, while good in its own way, doesn't have the same weird feel to it as The Shooting. My understanding is that the two films were made at the same time, basically he was making a commercial project (Ride The Whirlwind) and he made his own pet project with a lot of the same actors on the side.also I notice that in the first post IdleRich you mentioned The Shooting but not Ride The Whirlwind, also by Hellman with Jack Nicholson in it.
I just bought it the other day (2.99 on HMV.com!) and haven't watched it yet, so I don't know how good or acidy it is. There's a gushing quote from Tarantino on the back though so it MUST be great.
Mind you, assuming you know that one if you're a big fan of The Shooting.
Ha, you bastard. Why don't you go and make that film?"in fact, this is bugged me to the extent that i imagined it had been made a few years back:"
Do you reckon? There must be something else but I admit I'm having difficulty thinking anything off the top of my head."I mean, only really Cammell / Roeg's Performance managed to pull off the 60s counterculture/druggy thing with anything approximating accuracy....everything else that attempted it was a bit shit or kitsch or both..."
"well, actually I did pitch it at one point to a producer... who turned it down. i wasn't totally surprised."