Sep

17

 Dead Man starring Johnny Depp is beautifully framed as a late 18th century existentialist western, in black and white. Depp travels out west by train to the end of the line for a job that doesn't materialize. Tragically he ends up wounded, wanted, and on the run. A philosophical Indian named Nobody accompanies him on his existential quest to the end of his life.

The film has a great edgy western solo guitar soundtrack by Neil Young. The supporting cast of fantastically comic characters is a foil to Depp's characteristically understated William Blake. The movie is subtle in its beauty and magnificence. Everyone dies before the end.


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