A shadowy figure rides across the plains in a baking heat and slowly approaches the mining town of lago. As with eastwoods later quasireligious western, pale rider 1985, high plains drifter leaves it unclear whether the stranger is a fleshandblood human being or a ghost. A gunfighting stranger clint eastwood comes to the small settlement of lago and is hired to bring the townsfolk together in an attempt to hold off three outlaws who are on their way. The violence of the film including a couple of murders by. Eastwood plays a mysterious stranger, meting out justice in a corrupt frontier mining town. High plains drifter movie trailer and videos tv guide. High plains drifter 10 of the best clint eastwood films film. High plains drifter 1973 in the opening minutes of high plains drifter, clint eastwoods stranger wanders into lago, a dusty mining town situated on a lake in some western expanse. Plains drifter in the theater soon after it was released in the summer of 1973. Paul brinegar wishbone from rawhide appears as the saloon barman.
High plains drifter 1973 movie mistakes, goofs and bloopers. The townspeople seem fearful and worried as the stranger clint eastwood passes by. The part of sheriff jim duncan is played by stuntman and later director buddy van horn. There is currently one video available for the film, of which one and only one is a trailer, as listed below. High plains drifter 10 of the best clint eastwood films. High plains drifter is a 1973 american western film directed by and starring clint eastwood, written by ernest tidyman, and produced by robert daley for. And the themes and symbolism make it a masterpiece in my opinion. Particularly effective in this unforgettable opening scene is the music sounding like the high whine. Rent high plains drifter 1973 starring clint eastwood and verna bloom on dvd and bluray. Clint eastwoods high plains drifter only the second movie he ever directed makes its second. Find low everyday prices and buy online for delivery or instore pickup. Classic eastwood western and one of the most popular poster images from his western collection. High plains drifter opens on screen the new york times.
Rent high plains drifter 1973 on dvd and bluray dvd. Editing of the film took place in a log cabin on the shores of lake mono. A gothic horror story and revenge thriller, its one of the darkest. Movie poster starring and directed by clint eastwood.
High plains drifter is a really odd film with an ambiguous ending open to. With clint eastwood, verna bloom, marianna hill, mitchell ryan. I know many of you make a fuss about whether or not a movie is genre. Staring clint eastwood, mitchell ryan, mariana hill and verna bloom. Clint eastwood, verna bloom, marianna hill, mitchell ryan, geoffrey lewis, john hillerman directed by. A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of lago. High plains drifter, with eastwood as director as well as star, is part ghost story, part. In the frontier town of lago, marshall jim duncan discovered that the.
The brief opening setting it off just so like a drawn, slow fuse being lit. Video archive for the film high plains drifter, which has a domestic theatrical release in the year of 1973. He quietly passes through the town to the bar, orders a beer, a bottle of whisky, and a peaceful hour to drink it in. Movie typography from the western high plains drifter 1973, directed by clint eastwood, starring clint eastwood, verna bloom, marianna hill, mitch ryan home 19201924. Adapting the amorally enigmatic and violent man with no name persona from his films with sergio leone, eastwoods second film as director begins as his drifter. High plains drifter on dvd 025192208409 from universal. High plains drifter on dvd 025192015229 from universal.
High plains drifter, original clint eastwood movie poster. Indeed, i cant recall a western movie in which a gunman could draw faster or shot straighter, or any movie hero who was less afraid of putting his life on the line. Strainul fara nume high plains drifter 1973 film online subtitrat. I first saw high plains drifter in the theater soon after it was released in the summer of 1973. High plains drifter 38 movie clip im the sheriff and the mayor 1973 hd by movieclips. High plains drifter 1973 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. The film was influenced by the work of eastwoods two major collaborators, film directors sergio leone and don. His highly unorthodox music balanced the requisite touch of ennio morricone this being a clint eastwood western with a sophisticated meld of early synthesizers, female voices, dry guitars, lively percussion and full orchestra.
High plains drifter trailer directed by clint eastwood and starring clint eastwood, mitch ryan, jack ging, stefan gierasch, ted hartley. Drifter in sequence and in only six weeks filming was complete, two days. Clint eastwoods second film as a director and his first western is a variation on the. Dean riesner who cowrote coogans bluff from 1968,play misty for me,dirty harry from 1971,charley varrick from 1973 and the enforcer from 1976 and also wrote the teleplay for the great miniseries rich man, poor man in 1976,which made nick nolte a star. High plains drifter is a 1973 american film directed by and starring clint eastwood. The biggest mistakes you never noticed in high plains drifter 1973. High plains drifter is a crude and violent western, shot in a beautiful landscape, where realistic costumes and settings meet with a supernatural atmosphere. In the next shot you see two more tombstones to the left. Most westerns are either about cattle drives or cowboys and indians.
Clint eastwoods sophomore outing as director sees him back in the saddle as a mysterious stranger, as the result is one of his most memorable westerns. His arrival and departure is filmed with a telephoto lens through hazy waves of heat, a physical materialization out of nothingness and disappearance back into the ether. Find movie and film cast and crew information for high plains drifter 1973 clint eastwood on allmovie. Clint eastwood as director makes as great a job as the hero of the movie. High plains drifter is a 1973 american western film directed by and starring clint eastwood, written by ernest tidyman, and produced by robert daley for malpaso company and universal pictures. The film stars clint eastwood as the stranger, verna bloom as. High plains drifter 1973 directed by clint eastwood. Watch high plains drifter movie trailers, exclusive videos, interviews from the cast, movie clips and more at. The movie was shot around the mono lake area of california. It remains, 47 years after release, one of the most shocking films to be released by an american studio and become a hit, and without question the nastiest western of all time. Eastwoods pale rider pretty much crosses this film with shane and certainly.
Can someone please explain high plains drifter to me. High plains drifter 1973 high plains drifter is clint eastwoods second film, and his first as a western director. At the end of the film when the stranger clint eastwood is riding out of lago, he passes a midget who is painting a name on a tombstone. In a supernatural mix of high noon and once upon a time in the west, clint eastwood directs and stars in this spooky western in which a mysterious and meanspirited drifter pulls into town and is. So it surprises me that you did not take time to explore the deeper meaning of high plains drifter. The official universal studios entertainment facebook page. High plains drifter is clint eastwoods second film, and his first as a western director. This poster has been linen backed and aside from some light retouching along.
High plains drifter is a 1973 western film with a hint of supernatural horror directed by and starring clint eastwood. Ending spoiler for high plains drifter 1973, plus mistakes, quotes, trivia and more. Do the murdered dead really need a marker to rest in peace, or do they simply need revenge. Get high plains drifter dvd and bluray release date, trailer, movie poster and movie stats. High plains drifter is a 1973 western directed by and starring clint eastwood, with a screenplay by ernest tidyman the french connection, shaft in the old west, a mysterious drifter referred to only as the stranger rides into the dismal mining town of lago, which has a crisis on its hands. Clint eastwood stars and directed this western that is in many ways a spin off of the sergio leone films. High plains drifter strainul fara nume 1973 online subtitrat. High plains drifter 1973 plot summary 5 a gunfighting stranger clint eastwood comes to the small settlement of lago and is hired to bring the townsfolk together in an attempt to hold off three outlaws who are on their way. Wayne sent back an angry letter in reply, in which he denounced this movie for its violence and revisionist portrayal of the old west. The film was influenced by the work of eastwoods two major collaborators sergio leone and don siegel eastwood has noted that the graveyard set featured in the film s finale had tombstones reading sergio leone and don siegel, intended as a comical dedication to both. This is a digitized version of an article from the timess print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. Writing the music for universal pictures high plains drifter 1973, composer dee barton would display his flair for the unusual. This was only the second movie clint eastwood had directed,play misty for me in 1971 was his first, and he did a really good job. You know, he replies, before vanishing into the desert heat waves near californias mono lake.
High plains drifter is more suited to the chfb anyway. High plains drifter is a really odd film with an ambiguous ending open to many interpretations. He had an uncredited hand in rewriting the screenplay for high plains drifter. High plains drifter 1973 classic horror film board. Well im 64 now and i got it on dvd and i appreciate it even more.310 1550 900 1104 228 907 517 205 1021 793 629 996 864 784 640 1091 1067 487 370 1035 208 1272 1048 1447 791 1335 636 1212 1291 93 1192 1352 1289 1036 199 383 1388 105 907 919 679 483