Heaven's Gate (1980)
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Make sure you watch the Criterion 216 minute version. The old 149 minute version was butchered by the studio.
One of the most incredible cinema experiences i've ever had.
I thought it was downright incredible. It feels like a precursor to the great HBO miniseries of today. It relies heavily on sublty and juxtaposition. There is barely any exposition in it, most of the dialog is unimportant
You can discern the story from body language alone. Really remarkable filmmaking, even if it was birthed out of unchecked hubris.
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This movie ranks #36 in BFI's 100 Westerns
This movie ranks #58 in Tim Dirks's 100+ Most Controversial Films of All-Time
This movie ranks #398 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
This movie ranks #400 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
This movie ranks #420 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
This movie ranks #444 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
This movie ranks #739 in The Criterion Collection
This movie ranks #845 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?