Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Women Like That

I Shot Jesse James (1949)
directed by Samuel Fuller
rating: 5 out of 5 cravats
on DVD from Netflix

I look into my crystal ball and see the imminent hype for Andrew Dominik's Too Much Title (of course Sam Shepard's in it, and of course it's two-and-a-half hours long). The me in the crystal ball is wiser than the me writing this entry (ah, time), but we both agree that you don't need to tell stories that were already told so well by someone as adept and romantic as the Sam it's always nice to have around. I Shot Jesse James is 81 minutes of heartbreak, action, honor, and generosity - and unlike the legends of Brad Pitt and Morgan O'Mally, this one's all about a girl.