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|Posted: Sun Jan 27th, 2008 12:10 am||
|I've finally gotten around to watching Ang Lee's Ride with the Devil, released in 1999, I think.
It centers around fighting between bushwackers and jayhawkers in Missouri, focusing especially upon two unlikely bushwhackers - a freed slave and a young man of german descent. Quantrill makes an appearence.
I was so taken with the film I went out and bought the DVD.
The Pitt Mackerson character especially interests me. He seemed just a stereotypical character until near the end, when he has his final exchange with Jake and Holt.
I guess no element in an Ang Lee film can simply remain "stereotypical".
So, it's an older film, but I see it has never been discussed here at CWi, and wondered if anyone other than me has seen it and has an opinion - or if anyone might want to add it to their Netflix list.
Last edited on Sun Jan 27th, 2008 12:11 am by JoanieReb