Johnny Guitar Reviews
Things really heat up when stranger Johnny Guitar rides into to town with a clear past with Vienna. Filled with great dialogue & genuine tension.
A western with a twist & this time the lady has something to settle. A unique take on the Western & really engaging film, with great characters.
one of the most adult coolest not hokey best kept secret Westerns ever...and the most fem!!!!
It was great to see more of the key elements which were replicated in Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time In The West. The women were arguably tougher than the men in this film, and Joan Crawford's blue eyes stare through my soul.
Nearly 3 and a half stars.
*When commenting on the film, Martin Scorsese referred to this 40 or so minutes as a build up in a operatic style, bursting with emotion or some such. With these comments in mind, I would consider the first 40 minutes to be a somewhat contrived, over the top operatic-ness, fused with your typical cowboy bullshit (1950's style, chatter and face off's) (most of it one extended scene by the way.)
It is only when the flames rise that we see a true operatic nature (i am going to argue.) After this patience testing '40 minutes or so', the film moves into gear.