Agenda II

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Open Range

Tweet Review by Dean Duncan Aug 29, 2014 @deanduncan63

Saw #OpenRange. Bears a striking resemblance to John Ford’s sublime My Darling Clementine¬†(1946). What does virtue do …

… when confronted by malice, or by evil? We are peaceful men, & no lovers of strife. But we will engage you …

… (Very!) Violent action as emblem of honour & integrity. Potential problem? Yes! Also, equally …

… a heartfelt statement of principle, or article of faith. You might disagree. You gotta admire! Stirring, thrilling stuff.

#OpenRange. Admirably clear, confident. Principled, steadfast, morally certain. What if a nation were to apply these values to its legislative conduct & its foreign policy, etc.? …

… Oh, yeah. The US, & Iraq. John Ford comparisons break down here; this is not WWII! Sometimes, alas, honour & integrity are insufficient.

#OpenRange. Hey, Dumbledore fans. Get a load of your hero in this one!

#OpenRange. As w’¬†Unforgiven, or Days of Heaven, here is Alberta standing in convincingly for the world’s Garden place. Beautiful!