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High Noon 1952
PG

  • Fred Zinnemann
  • July 24, 1952
  • 85 mins
  • English
  • Western
The story of a man who was too proud to run.
High Noon is about a recently freed leader of a gang of bandits in the desert who is looking to get revenge on the Sheriff who put him in jail. A legendary western film from the Austrian director Fred Zinnemann.

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An amazing western!
I really loved the real time aspect here, a pacing intertwined with the great soundtrack by Dimitri Tiomkin. Talking about that, what a great theme song led by Tex Ritter's powerful voice!
The cinematography is great, the acting too... everything put together just makes a damn good movie.

A lot of people talk about the final clash, as anticlimax and all,
But I guess the the main message remains on one of the last shots.

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Possibly the best western of all time. The final fight may be disappointing for some but it gets the message across well. It's really a satire on McCarthyism so it doesn't focus on action as much as a traditional Western would but the movie is genius. Fun Fact: the film is in real time, so if 5 minutes pass in the real world, then five minutes pass in the movie world as well.

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