Meek's Cutoff evaluation action

2022-06-27 19:34
Meek's Cutoff is a road movie and an American Western. As the three families trek across the Oregon Trail, the majestic, barren, and terrifying natural environment of the American West comes into view on camera. Director Kelly Reichardt uses his own visual language to make a certain political appeal, which does not appear rigid and deliberate in the film, but a natural fit.  
"Meek's Cutoff" is Kelly Reichardt's break from the traditional Western style, facing the tried and tested Western, this is undoubtedly an extraordinary attempt.  
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  • Kieran 2022-06-27 22:15:54

    The motherhood in the frame is so heavy that at the end the western frame is blurred out. The relationship between the tripartite structure is still relatively obvious, but it seems that the aesthetics can be a step closer, and the text is slightly thin, which is more awkward now.

  • Justyn 2022-06-27 17:13:26

    In the Long March, chaos was brought to order. Naturalistic, time flow within fixed long shots. A depiction of a particular situation in which man is eager to grab every sliver of life, and doubt about the pilot is self-doubt. There is no short cut, and there is no good way, the key is to follow a road to the end.

Meek's Cutoff quotes

  • [first lines]

    Jimmy White: [reading from Genesis] In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. And Adam called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.

  • Emily Tetherow: [starting breakfast before sunrise] Workin' like niggers, once again.

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