April 23rd, 2010


No Name for Redemption

I've been watching all the movies that won the Oscar for Best Picture. Next on my list was the 1992 winner, Unforgiven, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Eastwood and Gene Hackman.

Unforgiven is a gritty Western with a realistic feel. The movie traces the journey of a retired gunslinger, enticed out of retirement by a huge bounty he believes can make a difference for his family.

The other nominees for Best Picture that year were The Crying Game, A Few Good Men, Howards End and Scent of a Woman. In addition to Best Picture, Unforgiven also won Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Hackman), Best Director, and Best Film Editing.

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