Friday, November 21, 2008

Broken Trail


"We're all travelers in this world. From the sweet grass to the packing house. Birth 'til death. We travel between the eternities." -Prentice Ritter (Robert Duvall)

A lot of blogs are snippets of the writers lives, and most writers include that in their blog title.

Sweet grass is new life, new growth like birth. And, the packing house is where livestock is butchered and processed, like death. So, this is my life, traveling between the eternities.

This has to be one of my favorite movies. The first time I watched it was at my dad's house. I think we watched it OnDemand.

Robert Duvall and Thomas Haden Church play a couple of cowboys wanting to get livestock to Montana to sell it. Along the way, they discover young Chinese sisters are being sold as sex slaves. The two cowboys kill the guy who is transporting the Chinese girls after he attempted to rape one of the girls. Prentice and Tom soon are taking the girls with them on the open range. It shows the unforgiving conditions of the open range and the struggles the girls and two men have to go through to make it to Montana.

If you ever get a chance to watch Broken Trail, you should check it out. One of my favs!

11 comments:

Nicole said...

Ohhh, so that is how you came up with your blog name :o)

I love westerns! I will tell Lorne about this one so we can rent it!

Christina said...

Oh, if you love westerns, this is a great one to watch! It's not cheesey at all.

Nicole said...

Cool cool!

Have you ever watched Shane?

Christina said...

Nope, I haven't. I just looked it up on imdb.com, and it looks good! It's the one made in 1953?

Nicole said...

Yeah, its an oldie!

Anonymous said...

Lonesome Dove is the best western of all time. Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones are just mesmorizing.

Anonymous said...

For a real treat in the Western genre, try "The Long Riders", about the James gang. Just wonderful. It's unique in that sets of actor brothers were used to play the real life brothers who made up the James gang, which creates a special dynamic: the Keach brothers as Frank & Jesse James; 3 Carradines as the Younger Brothers; the Quaids as the Millers; and the Guest brothers as the Fords. David Carradine in particular is mesmerizing as Cole Younger. Great music score by Ry Cooder too. The movie deals with not only the well known violent acts of the James gang, but the home life of their families too, and the loyalty of the Missouri folk for each other in the face of the Yankee agents of the law who were trying to track down and arrest the gang.

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Shiv said...

I just love this movie. Duvall is so awesome. Strength of his character is almost similar to the lead of High noon even if the contexts are different.