The Films of Budd Boetticher Five of the simplest, most austere, yet enjoyable Westerns (start with The Tall T ) ever made are collected in The Films of Budd Boetticher… The Films of Budd Boetticher Five of the simplest, most austere, yet enjoyable Westerns (start with The Tall T ) ever made are collected in The Films of Budd Boetticher…
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The Films of Budd Boetticher (2008)

The Films of Budd Boetticher | The Films of Budd Boetticher
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The Films of Budd Boetticher
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Nov 04, 2008; DVD Release Date: Nov 04, 2008; With: Randolph Scott

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 Oct 29, 2008 Published in issue #1019 Nov 07, 2008 Order article reprints
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