the assassination of jesse james by coward robert ford

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‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford’, Andrew Dominik (2007)

By his own approximation, Bob assassinated Jesse James over 800 times. He suspected no one in history had ever so often or so publicly recapitulated an act of betrayal.

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“He was growing into middle age, and was living then in a bungalow on Woodland Avenue. He installed himself in a rocking chair and smoked a cigar down in the evenings as his wife wiped her pink hands on an apron and reported happily on their two children. His children knew his legs, the sting of his mustache against their cheeks. They didn’t know how their father made his living, or why they so often moved. They didn’t even know their father’s name.”

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), Andrew Dominik

cinematography by Roger Deakins

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There would be no eulogies for Bob, no photographs of his body would be sold in sundries stores, no people would crowd the streets in the rain to see his funeral cortege, no biographies would be written about him, no children named after him, no one would ever pay twenty-five cents to stand in the rooms he grew up in. The shotgun would ignite, and Ella Mae would scream, but Robert Ford would only lay on the floor and look at the ceiling, the light going out of his eyes before he could find the right words.

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My Favorite movies:

  1. City of God, 2002
  2. Shawshank Redemption, 1994
  3. On The Waterfront, 1954
  4. The Godfather, 1972
  5. Lawrence of Arabia, 1962
  6. Almost Famous, 2000
  7. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, 1975
  8. Good Will Hunting, 1997
  9. Stand By Me, 1986
  10. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, 2007
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There would be no eulogies for Bob, no photographs of his body would be sold in sundries stores, no people would crowd the streets in the rain to see his funeral cortege, no biographies would be written about him, no children named after him, no one would ever pay twenty-five cents to stand in the rooms he grew up in.” - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford