The law West of the Pecos and the myth of Judge Roy Bean
Cinema / In English / Westerns

The law West of the Pecos and the myth of Judge Roy Bean

The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972) stars Paul Newman as an unkempt outlaw called Roy Bean who establishes his own brand of justice in Vinegaroon, West Texas. After a series of absurd but brilliant adventures, the success of the self-proclaimed judge is threatened. John Huston’s film is a magnificent elegy to a … Continue reading

Penn reinvents the Western with <i>The Left-Handed Gun</i>
Cinema / Culture / Uncategorized / Westerns

Penn reinvents the Western with The Left-Handed Gun

  The Left-Handed Gun (1958) is a powerful, disturbing and unconventional Western, nowadays a classic of the genre, led by the impressive Paul Newman embodying one of the most famous outlaws of the American West. In New Mexico, a young man, William Bonney, is taken in and employed by a rich farmer. When the latter … Continue reading

<i>Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid</i>: Stretching the limits of the West/ern
Cinema / Culture / Westerns

Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid: Stretching the limits of the West/ern

With a script by William Goldman, George Roy Hill directed the story of two famous bank robbers of the Old West, Robert Leroy Parker (Paul Newman) and Harry Longabaugh (Robert Redford), respectively known as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, who spend most of their time running away from the law. Even though the film … Continue reading