The Last Rites of Ransom Pride

The Last Rites of Ransom Pride

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The Western is probably the most quintessentially American genre of film, perhaps even more so than the musical. The history of the United States is, after all, one of westward expansion and that slow creep toward the Pacific has given filmmakers a wealth of storylines. While a lot of Westerns have fallen into the B-movie cliché of good guys versus bad guys (typically Indians, as they were uniformly called back in the day), when one looks over the entire history of this genre, there are really some amazingly profound and nuanced contributions to the oater idiom. As long ago as John Ford's inimitable work, notably Stagecoach, we got incredibly well rounded characters who just happened to find themselves in a western setting. While the 1940s tended to churn out programmers, courtesy of budget lined Republic and Universal, the 1950s saw a whole new explosion of thoughtful entries in the Western genre, including some unusual offerings from Anthony Mann. The 1960s gave us everything from Marlon Brando's sole directing effort, One Eyed Jacks, to Sam Peckinpah's iconic The Wild Bunch, and just for good measure we had the populist offering of George Roy Hill's Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, to name but three Westerns with decidedly different approaches and techniques. The ensuing decades saw a number of high profile, sometimes intentionally "artsy" takes on the Western, including everything from Altman's McCabe and Mrs. Miller to Eastwood's Unforgiven. It would be easy to dismiss director Tiller Russell's 2009 feature The Last Rites of Ransom Pride as a studied case in style over substance, one which attempts to invest the Western genre with a sort of proto-punk/pulp ambience, and that feeling is probably supported by Tiller's obscenity laced commentary, where he can barely get a sentence out without dropping the f-bomb (repeatedly). But upon further inspection The Last Rites of Ransom Pride may actually have a little meat on its admittedly very stylish bones.

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Official Release Date Oct 05, 2010
Starring Lizzy Caplan, Cote de Pablo, Peter Dinklage, Scott Speedman, Jason Priestly, Kris Kristofferson
Director Tiller Russell
Screen Format Widescreen
Video Format 1.78:1
Audio Dolby Digital 5.1
Language English
Subtitles French, Spanish
Year 2010
Running Time 96 Minutes
Genre Western
Version  US
Restricted - Viewers younger than 17 require accompaniment of a parent or adult guardian.
PAX-Code PAX0004620872
Item Code  0814838010830

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