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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

"Jeremiah Johnson" (1972)

With a full beard,  perfectly coiffed straw blonde locks (did anyone in movies ever have better hair?), and boho chic western garb, Robert Redford would be right at home on the streets of Bushwick, but he's an 1840's mountain man in this laconic western. All he wants is to be left alone to wander and hunt, trapping animals for pelts to trade--he's the Greta Garbo of the Old West. But it isn't meant to be, both the white man and the Indian encroach on his edenic wishes. Slow and rambley, see it for the stunning widescreen vistas shot mostly on national parkland (thank God for preservation), and oh, that hair…

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