Double Feature: 'Ride Lonesome' & 'Comanche Station'
Saturday, July 21, 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.
'Ride Lonesome' (1959): Boetticher, Kennedy and Scott fire on all pistons in their third outing together in as many years. As Jim Kitses put it, with 'Ride Lonesome' and 'Comanche Station,' Boetticher’s narrative and visual form “approach perfection.” Scott plays a bounty hunter using his prisoner to lure in the man’s brother (van Cleef), a killer he’s been after for years. Boetticher ratchets up the tension until the film’s iconic, stunning conclusion.
Followed by 'Comanche Station' (1960): As a trader who frees a woman from the Comanches and an outlaw scheming to collect the reward for her, dead or alive, Randolph Scott and Claude Akins circle each other like planets in a collapsing orbit. Comanche Station crystalizes the power of the Ranown films: Every move seems fixed, predetermined by fate but the forces propelling them grow ever more complex beneath the surface.
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