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- Includes theatrical version and alternate pre-release version
- Behind-the-scenes featurette about alternate version
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John Ford knew Wyatt Earp, personally, and was familiar with the events surrounding the Tombstone shootout, but one of his greatest assets as a director was his ability to look beyond simple facts, and focus on legend. 'My Darling Clementine' is a story of icons, of the Loner, battling his own weaknesses, and creating something lasting, then walking away, to allow Civilization to grow. It's a classic theme in Ford's work (he would return to it in 'The Searchers', and 'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance'), as well as in many other directors' westerns ('Shane', 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'The Wild Bunch').
While Wyatt Earp (wonderfully portrayed by Henry Fonda) is surrounded by his brothers in the film, he has an aloofness that makes his character both complex, and enigmatic at the same time. At the film's start, he's a cowpuncher, who had walked away from the responsibilities of being a lawman, finding satisfaction in the hard work and solitary life of the range. When the Clantons (led by Walter Brennan, in one of his greatest roles), first approach the brothers, while Wyatt accepts an invitation to get a taste of city life, it's clear that it will be a brief stay, before he moves on, and he brushes aside any overtures of friendship.Read more ›
Of the many movies that I love and own, this is one of the DVDs I would grab if the house was on fire.
My Darling Clementine is fundamentally about the shootout at the OK Corral, arguably the most famous 30 seconds in American history. But in John Ford's loving hands, the story takes its time getting there and, in the process, becomes as graceful and easily beautiful a piece of film-making as you will ever see.Read more ›
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The film is a timeless classic. I was greatly looking forward to the Criterion Blu-ray. Sadly, the region 1 version would not play on a multi-region machine. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Eternal Moments
In my opinion, greatest western movie in terms of scenary and cast of charactersPublished 2 months ago by Jesus C. Morga
Good acting but a poor re-creation of the fight at the OK Coral. Doc Holiday was a dentist, not a surgeon.. But Henry Fonda pulls it off. He's hard to beat.Published 2 months ago by P. M. Culpepper Jr.
Though not Ford's greatest film, it is a masterpiece. A fantastic performance by Henry FondaPublished 2 months ago by Julian Semilian
needed for college class. not my favorite but a must have for classPublished 2 months ago by sharwin b black
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