Sunday, September 21, 2008

Appaloosa ~ Movie Review

I went to a screening of Appaloosa on Friday. The movie was a bit long, but excellent, I don’t mind if there’s a good story. Viggo Mortensen, Ed Harris, and Renee Zellweger were brilliant as well as the supporting cast. All the characters were interesting, especially Allison French (Renee), she’s not the usual woman you find in a western, a school teacher or a prostitute, you know nothing of her except that she's a widow, has $1 to her name, and ends up in Appaloosa. If you like westerns, you must see this movie.

Afterwards there was a Q&A with screen writer Robert Knott and screen writer, director, and actor, Ed Harris. I enjoyed when Ed Harris spoke about how he had bought the book because he liked the cover, and by the first few chapters he was thoroughly entertained, so he called his agent to find out if the book was available. Ed and Robert spent months working on the script and now it’s a movie!

My poster Ed Harris autographed for me.

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