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The Films of Budd BoetticherFive of the simplest, most austere, yet enjoyable Westerns (start with The Tall T) ever made are collected in The Films of Budd...The Films of Budd BoetticherPT380MFive of the simplest, most austere, yet enjoyable Westerns (start with The Tall T) ever made are collected in The Films of Budd...2008-10-29
The Films of Budd Boetticher

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The Films of Budd Boetticher

Starring: Randolph Scott; Director: Budd Boetticher; Runtime (in minutes): 380

Five of the simplest, most austere, yet enjoyable Westerns (start with The Tall T) ever made are collected in The Films of Budd Boetticher, along with a superb documentary about the man who made them, director Budd Boetticher. Working with tiny budgets, two-week shooting schedules, and the leathery face and steely gaze of Randolph Scott, Boetticher crafted stories about a lone hero (Scott, in every one) who comes to the aid of the helpless (most often a victimized woman) against villains of uncommon moral complexity. Hardly mere shoot-‘em-ups, these are think-‘em-ups that explode in your mind.? A?

Originally posted October 29 2008 — 12:00 AM EDT

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