Friday, January 18, 2008

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Jesse Jamesin salamurha pelkuri Robert Fordin toimesta / Mordet på Jesse James av ynkryggen Robert Ford. US (c) 2007 Warner Bros. / Virtual Studios LLC. D+SC: Andrew Dominik - based on the novel by Ron Hansen (1983). DP: Roger Deakins - negative: Super35 KodakVision 2 - via 2K digital intermediate - print: 35mm anamorphic Fuji. 1:2,35. "The Ballad of Jesse James" performed by Nick Cave. Starring Brad Pitt (Jesse James), Casey Affleck (Robert Ford), Mary-Louise Parker (Zee James), Brooklynn Proulx (Mary James), Dustin Bollinger (Tim James), Sam Rockwell (Charley Ford), Jeremy Renner (Wood Hite), Garret Dillahunt (Ed Miller), Paul Schneider (Dick Liddil). 162 min. Released in Finland by Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland, Finnish / Swedish subtitles by Timo Porri / Janne Staffans. Viewed at Kinopalatsi 9, Helsinki, 18 Jan 2008. An unglamorous look into the final stage of the life of Jesse James (1847-1882), who became a figure of folklore during his lifetime. Various episodes of the story have been told in films by Henry King, Fritz Lang, Samuel Fuller, Nicholas Ray, Philip Kaufman, and Walter Hill. This film has the same concept as Fuller's, but the story is different. Fuller's film is sharp and stark, this one is slow and meditative.

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