John Ford – The Searchers (1956)

One of Ford’s best films, with a great role for John Wayne. The text is reclamation, and the subtext who warrants it − and how morality is relative, and, if not exposed by, is aware of, guilt. When I first saw this, I thought it was a screed against the First Nations; now I think it’s the contrary. The cinematography is astonishing.

The famous closing shot of The Searchers

The famous closing shot of The Searchers

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