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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford ~ 2007

26 Apr

This film, unfortunately did not receive it’s due.  It was nominated for only two awards at the Oscars, Best Supporting Actor, Casey Affleck, and Best Cinematography, winning neither.

An excellent film that was perfectly acted by Brad Pitt, and Casey Affleck, along with an outstanding supporting cast.  Directed masterfully by Andrew Dominick, the cinematography was one of the best in years.

From the opening credits, I loved this film.  The smoothness of the characters, the hold that it takes upon the audience and the flowing landscapes in which it was shot.

Casey Affleck was powerful in the role of Robert Ford.  He presented this character with a realness that is rarely seen on film.  He truly gave a performance of a lifetime.  Brad Pitt as Jesse James was masterful and calculated just as the man he portrayed.  I have said it before, Brad is unfortunately one of the most under-rated actors of our generation and needs to get his due by the Academy.

Not only was this one of my favorite films of 2007, it is alos one of my favorite so far for the decade. A+

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Posted by on April 26, 2008 in 2007, Best of 2007, Drama

 

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