Stylization is a great part of westerns’ appeal—something they have in common with film noir. In particular, both forms purvey intensely stylized, ritualistic versions of masculinity. Survival in the cinematic West depends on performance, and westerns’ intense scrutiny of men’s bodies and clothes, gestures and mannerisms, subjects males to a gaze at once desiring and judgmental. Brando, with his confounding mix of raw virility and voluptuous beauty, makes a distinctly modern western hero. At once brooding and flamboyant, he’s able to carry off the most traditional western theatrics, and at the same time give glimpses into an inner landscape more vast and varied, and harder to map, than the one through which he rides.
No one goes past the pin-wheels. No one dares. They spin silently, red flecks in the fields.
One field is always red, unharvested. No one knows why. The red harvest will always be there.
No one asks the price. They know the answer. “Everything we have.”
TATTA-TATTA-TATTA-RATTA. It echoes in their dreams, reverberates in their whispers.
No one looks at it, but it’s hard to ignore. The church is silent, except when the wind whistles through the holes in the walls. The ash sometimes makes the children sneeze. But it is never discussed, never addressed.
There is one table no one sits at. No one could sit there anyways; it’s split in half.
A man set down his cards and grinned. “A one-eyed Jack. I think I won.” Everyone gasped. No one would look at him after that.
No one has shot a rifle in years. They don’t dare. The Owl is following them.
I only just discovered this meme and haven’t been able to get it out of my head. It’s so creative and weirdly beautiful. So I unironically love it. I just had to do one for Rose Creek.
3.11 Marfa - Marfa Myths *
3.13 Kansas City - The Record Bar
3.14 Minneapolis - Triple Rock Social Club
3.15 Milwaukee - Turner Hall Ballroom
3.16 Chicago - Thalia Hall
3.17 Cleveland - Beachland Ballroom
3.18 Detroit - El Club
3.20 Toronto - The Mod Club
3.21 Montreal - Rialto Theater
3.22 Philadelphia - Union Transfer
3.24 New York - Webster Hall
3.25 Boston - Brighton Music Hall
3.27 Washington DC - 9:30 Club
3.29 Athens - Georgia Theatre
3.30 Asheville - The Grey Eagle
3.31 Atlanta - Terminal West
4.01 New Orleans - One Eyed Jacks
4.03 Houston - Walter’s
4.04 Austin - The Mohawk
4.07 Denver - Gothic Theatre
4.08 Salt Lake City - Metro Music Hall
4.16 Coachella - Indio *
4.23 Coachella - Indio *
All dates with @thebaberainbow except *
Tickets at allahlas.com/live
Poster by Lena Garcia Farris maisfica.tumblr.com/
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