Sunday, November 8, 2009

7th November 2009

Just as an off-note, I don't seem to have many followers, so I'm questioned as to why I keep doing these blogs if no-one reads them. Oh well, thanks to my two followers (I am accidentally following myself). Anyway, the topic of this blog is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). A while ago, I had a brief obsession with Paul Newman. He was really cool in 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof', which is like, one of my favourite films of all-time. In the bargain bin at the Warehouse (okay, I'm thinking about starting a blog called 'What I found in the Bargain Bin Today...) was a five-pack of Paul Newman's film, and this is only the second one I've watched (I watched 'The Hustler' not so long ago). There are so many reasons as to why I love Paul Newman, like his performances are the best in the world, his eyes and looks are so gorgeous, etc, etc, etc. But 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' is a complete stand-out in his career. I mean, all the old-timers have watched it, like my parents, their could be at a dinner party with people from that time and just start talking about this. Everybody would know what you were talking about. It's just one of those movies that doesn't feel like a movie at all, it really feels like your on the journey through Bolivia with Butch (Newman) and Sundance (Robert Redford), plus Sundance's girlfriend, Etta (Katherine Ross). It is the classic Western story of Train robbers fleeing when they have brushed in with the law. But going to Bolivia???! The montages and the final scene make this film so special, compared to the rest. You have to see this, so you have someting to talk about at dinner parties. (Also, this shouldn't be re-made. Yes, it is a true-story, but Hollywood, get your own ideas!)

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