The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Reviews
Dark, thought provoking, and well acted, The Man who Shot Liberty Valence is one of the finest westerns of all time.
It's an obvious, yet still rather powerful metaphor our own society and history. After all, so much of our collective history is in fact legends and stories. George Washington never chopped down a cherry tree, Paul Revere didn't ride the incredible midnight ride alone, and Christopher Columbus wasn't the first person to discover America. Yet we tell these stories over and over because they have a strong moral or inspirational point to them. They shape us and our society more than most 'real' people we know or ever will know. In a way, the lies we live and the legends we tell are more real than the world of facts.
Besides, who wants a little something like facts to ruin a good story right?
Saw this on 14/12/15
An above average film that is made remarkable by the presence and the acting of stars James Stewart and John Wayne. It's almost predictable and you may see what's coming, but the performances of these actors and a few ofther remarkable characters make it worth the watch.