Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Out Law of Jose Wales(1976).

The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976). Directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke, Sam Bottoms, and Geraldine Keams. The film was adapted by Sonia Chernus and Philip Kaufman from the novel The Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales (republished in 1975 under the title Gone to Texas) by Forrest Carter. In 1996, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.

Josey Wales is a peaceful farmer and family man, until renegades murdered his family, and destroyed his farm. Fueled by hatred, he becomes an outlaw looking for vengeance on the men who took everything he had.

This is one of those movies, where you will find yourself caught up in the story of a man who goes willingly into, a life of hell.

Fun Facts:

Because of Chief Dan George's age, he would have trouble remembering his lines so during takes, Clint Eastwood would mouth his lines without realizing it and had to be told to stop because it would ruin the take.

Clint Eastwood says Josey as his personal favorite of all the movies he's made.

The first of sixth movies made by real-life couple Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke.

Kyle Eastwood, is an actor and jazz musician. He studied film at the University of Southern California for two years before going onto a music career. After becoming a session player in the early '90s and leading his own quartet, he released his first solo album, From There to Here, in 1998. His most recent album, Metropolitain, was released 2 June 2009 by Rendezvous. Eastwood plays acoustic and electric as well as double bass. He is the son of filmmaker and actor Clint Eastwood.
Click to view Kyle Eastwood Website.

List of films:
Uncredited Kyle Eastwood (in film debut) can be glimpsed very briefly in the opening sequence helping his dad, Josey, work the land by their home.
Bronco Billy (1980) - orphan (uncredited)
Honkytonk Man (1982) - Whit Stovall
The Bridges of Madison County (1995) - James Rivers Band
L'Heure d'été (2007)
Filming locations for The Outlaw Josey Wales:
Glen Canyon, Utah
Kanab Movie Ranch,Utah
Kanab, Utah
Lake Powell, Arizona
Mescal, Arizona
Old Tucson - Tucson, Arizona
Oroville, California
Paria, Utah


monty said...

You boys gonna whistle dixie or pull them pistols!...Josey is awesome.

Ron Scheer said...

I was slowly getting around to reviewing this film at Buddies in the Saddle. It's a favorite of mine. For me, in 1976, its ending seemed like a healing message after the divisiveness of Vietnam. I also saw it while returning from a year abroad, which is long enough to get out of touch with "home." Seeing it helped repatriate me.

Dawn said...

Ron, I will be looking forward to reading how this movie helped you heal after the Vietnam war. I never thought of it that way. But, I can see the message.