Unforgiven Movie (1992)
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  • A man that, through even the best of intentions, may not be able to escape the misdeeds of his past no matter how hard he tries
  • Interesting side note, Gene Hackman initially turned down the role because he did not want to play such an evil character
  • Featuring, I think, some of the best scenes ever put to film, Unforgiven (with an amazing script by David Webb Peoples) is a movie that cannot be missed

    • by TB Booker
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      Clint Eastwood’s crowning achievement, the masterpiece known as Unforgiven. The film that reinvigorated a genre known as the American Western.

      The story begins in 1878, William Munny (Clint Eastwood) is an aging pig farmer just scraping to get by. Then one day out of the blue a young man comes to his farm, claiming to know of a large bounty placed on the heads of some roughnecks that cut up a woman in a small Wyoming town. He claims to know of Munny’s past, a past full of unspeakable evils that seem out of place on


      the face of the farmer that we see before us. Unforgiven is unapologetic in its depiction of the human condition. It is a world where the lines of good and evil are blurred, where past and future are constantly colliding to form a vision of the Wild West that has few film equals.

      Clint Eastwood stars in the film as the reformed outlaw (Eastwood also produced and directed the film as well). A man that, through even the best of intentions, may not be able to escape the misdeeds of his past no matter how hard he tries. Eastwood turns in a tender performance, and yet still is able to give off that Eastwood rough charm that is the hallmark of his early Western work and beyond. You can absolutely see the love that Eastwood has for the genre that made him.

      With particularly insightful performances by the always great Morgan Freeman, as Munny’s good friend Ned, and Gene Hackman as Sheriff “Little” Bill Daggett out of the small Wyoming town of Big Whiskey (great name by the way). Interesting side note, Gene Hackman initially turned down the role because he did ...


      • Unforgiven Movie (1992)
      not want to play such an evil character. But I assure you, we are all better off that he relented and accepted the part, nobody could have played the character like he did. The performance is heartfelt, and he gives it his all, culminating finally in the big showdown at the films end (and it is fantastic) between the Sheriff and Eastwood’s Munny. The cast is littered with other greats such as the late Richard Harris as overinflated gunslinger English Bob, Saul Rubinek as the clumsy writer that is chronicling Bob’s exploits and the first
      film appearance of Jaimz Woolvett as the overeager young killer The “Schofield” Kid.

      Clint Eastwood has made some fantastic movies – especially in the directing department – but Unforgiven will always be his most magnificent gift to the world at large. Featuring, I think, some of the best scenes ever put to film, Unforgiven (with an amazing script by David Webb Peoples) is a movie that cannot be missed. A layered, thoughtful movie about redemption, loss, and good and evil, Clint Eastwood’s award winning Unforgiven will live on after all other films have passed from our memories.




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