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 100 Westerns (BFI Screen Guide)
This movie ranks #58 in Tim Dirks' Most Controversial Films of All-Time
This movie ranks #402 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
This movie ranks #420 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
This movie ranks #421 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
This movie ranks #444 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
This movie ranks #739 in The Criterion Collection
This movie ranks #841 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films