Unforgiven (1992) Dir. Clint Eastwood

Posted: December 8, 2010 in Uncategorized

Unforgiven is a modern western film produced and directed by Clint Eastwood. Clint Eastwood is playing William Munny, an ageing outlaw and killer who takes on one more job years after he had hung up his guns and turned to farming. The movie focusses on the character development of William, his partner Ned Logan who is the moral tie in this movie and the Schofield kid who represents the wild heart of a cowboy. As he is trying to raise two of his children, he however, does not really follow the moral code and chooses to kill anyone, whether it will be woman or children. After the death of his best close friend, Ned Logan, he becomes unstoppable and ends up killing countless amount of people. He was also under the influence of alcohol at most parts of the film as a sign of depression.

Parts of the character William Munny is influenced by a typical old western hero. He does not talk much throughout the movie and only speaks when necessary. He also does not connect to society as he is beaten up and thrown into the bar at his first appearance. Little Bill Daggett is the bad guy and also has different characteristics to typical western movies. As much as we can’t define that William is good or bad his character needs to be in control and his aim is to protect the town.

The movie title unforgiven has a lot to do with the storyline. No one is able to forgive each other and there are huge amounts of jealousy, all about revenge despite saying one simple word, sorry. At moments of the film might have slow pacing but Clint Eastwood is able to portray true emotions and detailed characteristics.

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