Friday, February 19, 2010


This DVD was a present to The Younger Son, who picked it for us to watch tonight. Appaloosa is a 2008 western film directed by Ed Harris and starring Ed Harris, Viggo Mortenson, Jeremy Irons, Renee Zellweger and Timothy Spall.


There is a "making of" video in 3 parts at youtube. part 1:

part 2:

part 3:

Roger Ebert gives it 3 stars. Variety says, ""Appaloosa" is a decent Western made in an era when a Western has to be pretty darn good to rope people into a theater to see it." The Guardian says, "It's a film based around the gentle pleasure of watching Harris and Mortensen". Time Out says, "like so many Westerns, it’s really a love story between two men". The New York Times says it's a "movie worth watching." Rolling Stone calls it "gripping entertainment that keeps springing surprises" and says, "Every frame of the movie indicates his bone-deep respect for classic film Westerns" and "Harris and Mortensen... do some of the tangiest acting of their respective careers, and they make a knockout team."


  1. Anonymous8:20 AM

    The "making of" is a nifty find.
    A Pal

  2. I liked this movie, although I don't remember it too well. I think I was sleep-deprived at the time I watched it. Fittingly, I don't recall.

    I always seem to enjoy Ed Harris. I remember him best in Pollock and The Truman Show. Whether they were any of his better performances, I have no idea. But they were good movie experiences.

  3. I haven't seen Pollock or The Truman Show. I guess what I know Ed Harris best for is Apollo 13.