My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

“What are you squeezin’ that watch for?
Squeezin’ that watch ain’t gonna stop time.”

Glenn Ford as Ben Wade / 3:10 to Yuma


Quiet on the set! Master at Work …

One critic has noted the likely influences of German Expressionist film makers in 3:10 to Yuma. Such insight is beyond my ken – so it’s much appreciated. Other, closer to home influences, are more obvious, as from Fred Zinnemann’s High Noon and John Ford’s Classics  Stagecoach, My Darling Clementine … others.

No color? No Computer Generated Effects?

No problem.

All the unique virtues of Black and Film making are in evidence. Plus more:

high angle … low angle … wide angle … echo shots … close ups … lighting … shot framing … scene composition … dramatic use of Light/Dark/Shadow … Direction …

Nearly every shot in 310 to Yuma is crafted … seamlessly and unpretentiously integrated.

Daves knew it all – used it all …

3:10 to Yuma: Western Classic.

That’s a wrap.

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310 to Yuma - Ford

“How duz a guy get a drink around here?

2 thoughts on “3:10 to Yuma … Master at work …

  1. Teepee12 says:

    And screenplay by Garsin Kanin, too!

    1. jcalberta says:

      You know … i don’t know much about film making – never studied Film Arts (I should have) so a lot of my terminology is incorrect and such. But I do know that this is a crafted film. I have gone a bit over-the-top here. BUT … I do hope that this will invite folks to watch this movie again with fresh eyes and appreciation. It deserves it.

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