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Gunslinger is the ultimate tribute to the Old West. The third installment in Smash TV’s epic VJ trilogy, we present you with a 62 minute behemoth that embodies the spirit and chaos of the Wild West. The Back to the Future III of our trilogy, if you will, Smash TV has bid a fond farewell to the neon excess of the 80s and set the controls of the DeLorean back to 1885. A simpler – and infinitely more dangerous – time.
Painstakingly assembled from more than 50 Western movies, ranging from Sergio Leone’s early Spaghetti Westerns all the way up to 90s reimaginings such as Desperado and Wild Wild West, Gunslinger serves as a humble attempt to pay homage to one of the longest running and most influential genres of the silver screen. Whether your loyalty lies with the trusty sheriff, the dastardly villain, the ruthless mercenary, the opportunistic thief, or the unpredictable vigilante, it provides a thrilling look at heroism, betrayal, greed, loss, and justice in a time when law and order was as rare as the gold men killed for.
Taking a magnifying glass to one of the most prolific genres in film history, Gunslinger aims to preserve the ideals and struggles of a unique time and place in history which becomes more and more foreign to our daily lives with each passing year. Deliberately paced to match the look and feel of a Western, it recontextualizes classic tropes of the genre to deliver a unique and fast paced narrative. A mysterious stranger arrives in town, authority is challenged, vengeance is sought, tensions run high at the saloon, a frantic horse chase ensues, and everything goes to hell in an epic gunfight you’ll have to see to believe.
The audio borrows from a number of different genres; from time-honored soundtracks by Ennio Morricone and John Barry, to modern hip hop and electronic reworkings of genre standards.
Gunslinger condenses 30 years of Western movies into one unforgettable hour. The good. The bad. The ugly.
An ode to the Man with No Name.
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Ennio Morricone - The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Ennio Morricone - Pursuit
Monte Cazazza - A Gringo Like Me
Backini - Go Go Killer
The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist
People Like Us & Wobbly & Matmos - Cattle Call
Luke Vibert & BJ Cole - Songs Of The Night Life
Flying Lotus - Mages Sages (Instrumental)
Forsaken featuring Joker & Ben Blackmore - Last Saloon Swagger
John Barry - Midnight Cowboy
Sir Richard Bishop - Essaouira
Susan Christie - Ghost Riders In The Sky
Sam Spence - Wie Ein Blitz
They Might Be Giants - Minimum Wage
Angelo Badalamenti - Blue Frank
Ennio Morricone - L’Estasi Dell’Oro (Bandini Remix)
Monte Cazazza - Birds Of Prey
The Wiseguys - Cowboy ‘78 (Casa De Sanchez Mix)
Matmos - For The Trees (Return)
Randy Newman - Blue Shadows On The Trail
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The latest indie abortion comedy that no one asked for but we’re getting anyway.
I’m pretty sure this is the lady that got canned from SNL for dropping the F-bomb on live television. She should stick to shell puppets.
Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you’ll live… at least a while.
And dying in your beds, many years from now,
would you be willin’ to trade ALL the days, from this day to that,
for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies
that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take…
Still gets me every time.
The new Captain America movie finally has a message I can stand behind. It can be summed up in the following two quotes from two of our Founding Fathers:
"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it." -Thomas Jefferson
"Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin
I agree. It is ranked #1 on my patriotic scale of excellence for 2014.
This is my favourite scene from the entire movie. I’ve had so many discussions with people who thought this scene was pointless but, I have to point at that Kal-El just killed someone to save lives, and not just anyone, the last person who could understand what he was going through; the last person who could teach him about his powers, his history, his culture, and his people. That look is realization that he not only had to break his morals to save the lives of others but, while saving the lives of humans, he has ultimately isolated himself forever; he is alone in this world full of people who will never be able to understand what he is going through. Humans can only empathize with him, whereas Zod could sympathize. That look is pure devastation and frustration, and it was beautifully done by Cavill. I cried in the theaters where this scene came on.
That’s a great point. I just want to know why Superman didn’t shatter the entire building and everyone’s eardrums over ten blocks with that Krypton-sized man-cry?
The trailer for Blue, the new movie exposing the inconvenient truths about the phony green movement. I plan on mailing Al Gore a copy.