Short Cuts 4: 3:10 to Yuma (1957)
Aaron West discusses the second in the Delmer Daves, Glenn Ford trilogy, which could be considered a “Western Noir” because of the clever shot selection, the use of light and shadow, and the multifaceted characters.
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3:10 to Yuma
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Posted on November 25, 2015, in Criterions, Film, Podcast. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
Aaron, I loved your analysis of this film, which is one of my all-time favorites. Glenn Ford is mesmerizing in this role, and the film needs a solid actor like Van Heflin to not be swallowed up by him.
Yup, I agree: definitely a western noir. I didn’t realize Glenn Ford liked to trim his lines. I will keep that in mind the next time I watch one of his films.
This one has been sitting on the shelf for a long time and finally glad I watched it. I thought it was a little slow in the middle, but the final walk to the train was intense. Ford and Heflin were such strong leads. It has been a while since I watched the remake, but I need to revisit. Another good podcast!
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