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filmtrivia High Plains Drifter was made by Eastwood's own (Malpaso Productions) so he produced, directed and starred in it◆ Shortly after the film's release, Clint Eastwood wrote to John Wayne, suggesting that they make a western together. Wayne sent back an angry letter in reply, in which he denounced this film for its violence and revisionist portrayal of the Old West. Eastwood did not bother to answer his criticisms, and consequently they did not work together◆A revisionist western is a sub-genre of the Western that shows a more realistic and uglier side of the old west.
This film was one of the first Westerns that took a revisionist stance as opposed to the traditional ones of the genre◆ The film was shoot in sequence in a total of six weeks◆ During an interview on Inside the Actors Studio, Clint Eastwood commented that earlier versions of the script made (The Stranger) the dead marshal's brother. He favoured a less explicit and more supernatural interpretation and excised the reference. Although the Italian, Spanish, French and German dubbings retain it◆Eastwood scouted the locations himself while driving a pickup truck through Oregon, Nevada and California. He chose the shores of Mono Lake because he considered the area highly photogenic. Additional scenes were filmed at Reno, Nevada's Winnemucca Lake and California's Inyo National Forest◆ Universal Pictures wanted the film to be shot on the studio lot. Instead, Clint Eastwood had a whole town built in the desert near Mono Lake in the California Sierras. Many of the buildings were complete and three-dimensional, so that interiors could be shot on location◆The town of Lago was built 300 miles away from Hollywood. A 46-man crew of technicians and 10 laborers worked 10-hours a day for 18 days constructing 14 houses and a two-story hotel. 150,000 feet of timber were used to build the town of Lago. 380 gallons of paint was used to paint the western town red◆
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  •   filmtrivia After Lago is renamed (Hell) Eastwood constantly told the cast and crew to "Go to Hell". The actors began to paint the houses of Lago red, but professionals finished them off◆ The town was burned down at the film's completion◆ In the film The Stranger rapes Callie Travers (Played by Marianna Hill). Marianna played Fredo's wife (Deanna Corleone) In (The Godfather: Part 2)◆ Billy Curtis got a stiff neck from working with the very tall Eastwood, but he said it was worth it to play such a wonderful part◆ The character of (Marshal Duncan) was played by stuntman (Buddy Van Horn), a long-time stunt coordinator for Clint Eastwood, in order to create some ambiguity over whether he and The Stranger are one and the same. The whipping flashback scene of (Marshal Duncan) go on for almost three minutes◆ One of the headstones in the graveyard bears the name (Sergio Leone) as a tribute. Sergio was the director of the dollars trilogy◆ Other headstones bear the names of Don Siegel (Clint Eastwood's director on five films, four of which preceded this one)● and Brian G. Hutton (director of 1968's Where Eagles Dare and Kelly's Heroes)◆ The film came in under budget and two days ahead of schedule. Eastwood is famous for being an extremely efficient director◆ This was Eastwood's 3rd directing credit and the first western he directed. Before (High Plains Drifter) he directed 1971's (Play Misty for Me) & the documentary (The Beguiled: The Storyteller)◆ Controversial in its day but still a commercial hit, The film is listed in the Motion Picture Guide as one of the best Westerns of the 1970s◆ 7 minutes go by before Clint Eastwood says a word of dialogue, despite being in the film from the very first frame. The opening/closing scenes are identical◆ The strange colors make the town of Lago look different throughout the day scenes. Eastwood supplemented this with eerie music, idiosyncratic photography as well as a weird dream sequence all adding to the supernatural atmosphere of the movie 2d
  •   filmtrivia The intro of the film is similar to the first sentence of (Revelation 6:8) "And I looked, and behold, a pale horse! And its rider’s name was Death"◆Dee Barton provided the eerie film score◆ The Stranger is similar to (The Man With No Name) persona familiar to Eastwood's Spaghetti Westerns. They even wear a similar hat. The character in the film has no personal name and is only referred to in the billing as The Stranger◆ The Stranger and Mordecai (Billy Curtis)
    are both outcasts; its probably the reason why they get along so well in the movie◆ Clint Eastwood's film (Every Which Way But Loose) brings back two of his co-stars, Geoffrey Lewis and John Quade, from this film◆Script writer (Ernest Tidyman) also wrote the novelization for the film◆The Bible verse on the wall of the church is (Isaiah 53:3-4) which reads, "He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted"◆ 2d
  •   pravindbajaj Wow...nice one! 2d
  •   virginconnieswail I love this movie! 2d

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candiecanz #TBT #Summer2012 #Posers they look like something out of an old #WesternMovie expressions and all! #MommyLovesYou #GrowUpFast 1w

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moviebayid Yuk like bagi yang udah nonton .. bagi yang belom nonton #HelloStranger kalian harus nonton, karena film ini bagus banget .. Cek aja timeline @MoviebayID hari ini, kita akan review film ini .. #JoyfulDecember #Movies #MovieStar #Moviebay #GoodMovies 1w

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moviebayid Ini dia Jeeja Yanin pemeran utama #Chocolate yang katanya terluka pada saat syuting film ini . #JoyfulDecember #MovieStar #Movies #Moviebay 1w

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moviebayid Buat kalian yang lagi tergila-gila sama film thailand, mana like nya? Film thailand bergenre action ini berjudul #Chocolate. Buat kalian yang kepo sama film ini, langsung ke timeline @MoviebayID aja, hari ini kita akan review film tsb. Yuk! #JoyfulDecember #Movies #Moviebay #Fun #MovieAction #Thailand #Cool #GoodMovies 1w

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moviebayid ini dia pemeran utama di film #TheFall. Lee Pace yang berperan sebagai Roy Walker mampu menunjukkan sosok Roy yang rapuh. #TheFall # JoyfulDecember #Movies #Enjoy #Fun 1w

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moviebayid Hari ini @MoviebayID akan review film yang berjudul #TheFall. Yuk siapa yang tertarik nih? langsung ikutin aja di timeline kita. #JoyfulDecember #Movies #Moviebay #Enjoy #GoodMovies 1w

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moviebayid Udah pada nonton #KonTiki belum nih? Hari ini di timeline @MoviebayID kita akan review seputar film ini loh! Yuk langsung ke timeline kita atau langsung nonton aja di www.moviebay.com Check It Out!! >.< #JoyfulDecember #Movies #Moviebay #MovieStar 2w

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moviebayid Mana nihh yang doyan film cartoon? ayo like nya mana ? Yuk langsung ke timeline kita @MoviebayID yang akan review film dari #TheTrueStoryofPussNBoots. #JoyfulDecember #Movies #Moviebay 2w

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daniela__lucero My morning is made #cereal #westernmovie 2w
  •   made.for.josie I was just watching that last night and this moring 2w
  •   daniela__lucero Nice ! I've watched it so many times lol but Idc I love it 2w

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moviebayid Anyeong Haseyo, ini dia pemeran utama film #HelloGhost Cha Tae-Hyun yang berperan sebagai Kang Sang Man. Siapa nih yang sudah pernah nonton film-film dari dia? #JoyfulDecember #Movies #Moviebay 2w

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moviebayid Ayo yang pecinta Korea mana Like nya? Penasaran kan sama film bergenre drama komedi ini? karena ceritanya gak akan sama dengan film komedi lainnya. Watch Out on www.moviebay.com #HelloGhost #JoyfulDecember #Movies #AsianMovies 2w

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pulpviction_films Currently watching:
The Man from Laramie
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Starting: James Stewart
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