Double Feature: 'The Tall T' & Buchanan Rides Alone'
Saturday, July 14, 2012
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater
Budd Boetticher Film Series
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$9 general; $8 students and seniors; $10 online advanced purchase.
Free for all UCLA students with valid I.D.
'The Tall T' (1957): The film opens as a bucolic comedy before veering sharply into dark, violent territory. The sudden shift introduces a nerve-wracking unpredictability to the fate of Randolph Scott’s struggling rancher who’s taken hostage with the daughter of a wealthy mine owner by a trio of killers. Henry Silva delivers a riveting turn as a particularly sociopathic gunslinger in one of Boetticher’s most powerful explorations of the evil that men do.
Followed by 'Buchanan Rides Alone' (1958): There’s a precursory hint of Yojimbo here as Randolph Scott’s mercenary rides into the border town of Agry and quickly finds himself caught up in a war between members of the corrupt family that runs the place. Scott plays a more easy going gunslinger than in other Ranown Westerns but the narrative structure within which he exerts his will remains as precise.