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Sunday, August 12, 2018

"Great Train Robbery" Homage in "Chisum" (John Wayne, 1970) (video)

John Wayne starred in the classic western "Chisum" in 1970.

In one scene, rustlers ambush some cowboys and steal their herd.
The scene ends with a fourth-wall-breaking shot.

It recalls the first screen western, "The Great Train Robbery"...
...whose classic ending of a man shooting directly into the camera startled crowds in 1903.

In this way director Andrew V. MacLaglen pays brief homage to the genre's past.

I neither own nor claim any rights to this material.  Just having some fun with it.  Thanks for watching!


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