Monday, October 14, 2013


"Deserves" got nothin' to do with it.

Clint Eastwood as William Munny in Unforgiven


Anonymous said...

That line and the derivative (studied, of course) but fantastic original screenplay written by David Webb Peoples. So many wonderful lines, scenes and performances, Gene Hackman, Richard Harris... Another favorite (and useful) line: "You stay away from folks you see... be a lot of 'em out to hang you."


Anonymous said...

Excellent film--another of my favorite one-liners, in the same vein, is when Little Bill (played by Gene Hackman) is informed that the man whom he's just beaten insensible is innocent: "Innocent? Innocent of what?"

I first watched Unforgiven for a law school class that was ostensibly on medieval Icelandic law, but was really just a literature class on the sagas. I think Unforgiven was on the syllabus as an illustration of the contrast between heroism and pragmatism in a rough pioneer society that is rapidly civilizing, but also I think just because it was the professor's favorite movie.


Reid Farmer said...

That's my favorite line from one of my favorite movies. I caught the second half of it on one of the movie channels the other night and couldn't resist putting it up.

That's a good shoot out scene, too. The only one better I have seen in recent westerns is the climactic shoot out in "Open Range"