Film & Television Archive: 'High Plains Drifter' (1973) and 'Winchester '73' (1950)
Sunday, June 17, 2012
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater
Universal Pictures: Celebrating 100 Years - Double Feature
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Advanced tickets: available online for $10. In-person sales one hour before showtime: $9 general public; free to UCLA students with valid ID; $8 other students/seniors.
Film & Television Archive
'High Plains Drifter' (1973): A mysterious stranger wreaks havoc on a small Western town that allowed its sheriff to be whipped to death by a gang of thugs. Eastwood’s townspeople could populate several rings of Dante’s hell, so the town is actually painted red in this stylized Western homage to the director’s mentor, Italian director Sergio Leone.
Followed by 'Winchester '73' (1950): Cowboy Lin McAdam wins a prized Winchester rifle in a contest, only to have it stolen by his rival, setting off an epic struggle between brothers. With this film, Stewart became Universal’s most popular Western star, changing his previous city slicker image forever. Famously, Stewart took a percentage deal on the film, brokered by agent Lew Wasserman, which earned the actor a fortune.