Site Update — 14/09/09

September 14, 2009 § 1 Comment

I’ve been busy this past week; hence there have been no reviews up for the site since last Monday. It doesn’t look like this is going to change anytime soon, unfortunately, so what I’ll be doing is putting up reviews as soon as I get around to doing them. I’ll keep doing weekly updates but they’ll come under the heading “Site Update”, which, actually, feels like it makes a little more sense.

Quote of the week:

You should have let yourself get killed a long time ago when you had the chance. See, you may be the biggest thing that ever hit this area, but you’re still two-bit outlaws. I never met a soul more affable than you, Butch, or faster than the Kid, but you’re still nothing but two-bit outlaws on the dodge. It’s over, don’t you get that? Your times is over and you’re gonna die bloody, and all you can do is choose where.

(Sheriff Ray Bledsoe speaking to Butch and Sundance, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.)

I like this quote because, for one thing, it’s spoken really well by Jeff Corey, who plays Ray Bledsoe. The second thing is that it reinforces an atmosphere of foreboding, quickly established at the beginning of the film but forgotten almost immediately afterwards. Although most scenes are played for laughs and both Butch and Sundance seem invulnerable through their strengths, there is always a sense of an undercurrent of desperation running through their witty reparté. Butch and Sundance are like a couple of kids refusing to grow up, and Ray Bledsoe is the authoritative parent telling them that they now have to bear responsibility for their actions.



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