The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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A somewhat slow starter, once underway it is kept playing with growing interest under Nicholas Ray's firm direction.
The story isn't much (the security of family life versus the rootlessness and danger of working as a rodeo rider), but the situation is rich in emotional resonances which Ray conjures into life convincingly.
The punch of the film is in its details of rodeo life as it is, and for this R. K. O. and Producer Jerry Wald have a dynamic film.
A masterpiece by Nicholas Ray -- perhaps the most melancholy and reflective of his films.
Beautifully shot... plenty of symbolic imagery.
A key American vision, with Ray's sense of failure and transience and grace pulled together into Mitchum's wink of soulful nonchalance
Portrayed with Ray's usual sympathy for outsiders, the central threesome are decent, flawed romantics .
Ray's last b/w film captures the life of rodeo players with vivid details, lyrical images, and melnacholy mood, centering on a romantic triangle, well played by Arthur Kennedy, Susan Hayward, and especially Robert Mitchum as the aging champ.
Ray's direction is superb, and all three leads give bravura performances.
Functions as mini-ethnography, laying bare the alluring and dangerous world of bronc- and braman-riding, while spinning an artful melodrama about aging, fame, and failure
Ray takes a thin story and enriches it with depth, complexity, and interesting characters.
[Ray] was happiest with personal stories where a confrontation between characters leads to a conclusion, however sombre. The confrontation here is complex.
this is one of nicholas ray's best films with a terrific performance by robert mitchum. i can't quite make out why i have never heard about this before. it might be the ridiculous title. anyway, a great gritty and realistic rodeo story. don't pass it up
spare tough little drama of the rodeo circuit. Fine performances
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