Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Lawman

This western lies on the continuum between 3:10 to Yuma and High Plains Drifter. It is superior to the latter just as it is inferior to the former. Eastwood's High Plains Drifter isn't a patch on the Lawman, killer of men. Amusing cast overlaps make the connections in the continuum manifest. The score by Jerry Fielding is another asset although it may be a tad too glossy for the on-screen action. Some of the photography, close-ups of Burt Lancaster especially, is self-conscious, busy or both.

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