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A beautiful tale of murder: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford September 3, 2009

Posted by kiddoinspace in movies, review.

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I saw this movie knowing absoluteley nothing about it, well, I knew Jesse James gets killed, everyone knows that, but besides that, the whole point and plot of the movie was unknown to me I heard alot of good things about it but nothing more. That mystery made me want to watch it even more. By the time it ended I was very surprised and pleased for what i’ve just seen.

In some way or another, thanks either to the title or american history, everyone wo comes to see this movie knos that at some point Robert Ford will be killing Jesse James. Knowing this some questions came to my mind, if the murder of Jesse James is an important to the plot, how is the movie going to keep the viewer interested? and, what place does the mentioned murder takes in the movie?

First of all, the pacing of the movie is slow and steady, it never has any mayor changes but it never gets boring. It sets a great mood to the whole film. The photography is gorgeous, the beautiful and different landscapes appearing look fantastic, the different settings are perfect making the movie a pleausure to look at. The direction and th use of the camerea just help to make the film look better, capturing amazing and bautiful moments. An lets not forget the soundtrack, a perfect companion piece to the film, trully original and haunting.


A great shot from the movie.

At the start of the movie we are presented with Robert Ford joining the James band. From here the movie explores the characters of Robert Ford and Jesse James and their relationship. Little by little we are shown a bit of the personality of these two great characters, every scene in the movie serves the pusrpouse of advancing plot and characters, and it does an excellent job at that. We get to know the two of them perfectly. The story is carried

Then the murder comes,  it’s a powerful moment. A great an influential event within the movie.

The words that end the review: Beautiful cinematography and directon with an original soundtrack a  great story and amazing characters. You can’t ask for more.

The numerical rating system: 10/10



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