Birth of a Gunfighter


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Logan has a hard time accepting their relationship. Laura being younger is naturally far stronger, agile and full of rage like her father has. She brings her a number of X-Men comics, a self referential tool that connect us to the roots of the wider marvel universe and the creation of Western legend.


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About half way through the film Logan, Laura and Xavier are on the run from Transigen. They are in a hotel room, a classic passing place in the Western. Where by chance or directors choice to find Shane is on TV. To see how Shane operates in Logan we need to discuss the code that a gunfighter and by extension Logan has tried to live by.

For Shane Alan Ladd he has chosen to live by this code and so has his counterpart Wilson Jack Palance at the final showdown. The would only do so facing each other. Lastly they only fight with just cause, Shane has no personal debt to take up Wilson, it take an insult to finally goad him into action.

Then Shane can kill him, freeing the homesteaders and farmers to live in peace and not fear Ryker Emile Meyer and his men. Logan has attempted to live by a code, one instilled by his mentor Xavier who wanted to fight when only necessary and to pick your fights wisely. Returning to the X-Men comics, which are the universes dime novels.

Superheroes are living in the same era as the publication, much like Buffalo Bill , although he worked with the writers to build and establish his own legend that formed the myth of the West. The X-Men comics contain a myth that Laura buys into, believing that the coordinates in one of the issues are real for a place called Eden in North Dakota. Borrowing directly from that universe to inform the film. Logan tries to explain to the young girl out the truth behind these comics.

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The dime novel writer does play a minor role in the screen Western, usually sitting on the side-lines of the films events. Talking to the gunfighter and others in between the shoot-outs. Usually a small guy with glasses and would never carries a gun, his weapon of choice is his pen, and the words he writes. A strong example of writer can be found in Unforgiven, is W.

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Beauchamp played by Saul Rubinek. He has to wait for the troubled gunfighter William Munny — Clint Eastwood the personification of the genre.

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These next clips see Beauchamp learning the truth about English Bob Richard Harris whose in jail after refusing to handover his guns. Whilst in Logan, the reality of the comic books being demystified to Laura. Munny is much like Logan in that they have tried to give up that part of their life to function as a family man.

Logan is still plagued by the effect of the violence he has inflicted on others. Whilst Logan tries to repress those memories and the emotions connected to them. Here he is confronted with a blurred mythologised version of his own life story. When Munny is faced with his first killing in years he is very rusty and not engaged in the act of killing from the outset. Lets see both fights in these clips. The comic books are based more on reality than Logan gives them credit. The printed legend has become fact.

It works to a point, his own fragility soon returns, nature has won out ultimately. Again looking at Unforgiven , Munny switches from old family man to bloody thirsty killer. He not only coldly murders Daggett at point-blank range but he shoots some bystanders with no more compunction than someone swatting a fly.

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It takes a killing of his friend to cross that line into his violent past. Both men are driven by primal and personal urges.

Logan heavily relies on rich lineage of cinematic and printed history to say goodbye to one of the most iconic Marvel characters — Wolverine. Through the films and comic books we have seen a tortured man, who has generated an aura of celebrity status in some circles. Much like the Wild West gunfighter whose skill with a gun raises him to a position of awe and wonderment — a celebrity which comes at a great cost. And what kind of people are we, that our strong men find such work to their liking?

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Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Tim Neath — Visual Artist. Share this: Tweet. As these and other famed gunfighters stalked through the arid deserts and dusty towns of Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and California over a century ago, there was always the threat, howsoever small, of that unknown boy- that farm kid practicing with his father's old revolver, that stable hand with the freakish hand-eye- quickness on popping up out of nowhere to challenge the acknowledged masters and getting in that one kill shot.

This then would herald the birth of a new gunfighter. The modern day Football Quarterback is today's gunfighter- he too stalks his territory- the gridiron- with swagger and confidence and his success, his very reputation depending on his quickness of arm, his instantaneous decision-making and lightning fast delivery.

And like the gunfighter of old, there is always that unknown boy, that farm kid throwing hundreds of passes through an old tire, the salesman's son perfecting his deliver on a deserted stretch of beach- ready to step in and grab his share of the glory. Over the past twenty years, Arizona football has had its share of gunfighters- some good, some great, others simply awful. Perhaps the greatest of them all was the legendary Bruce Hill of the famed "" backfield of the early 70's.

Going back a few more years, the best QB of the early 60's was Eddie Wilson. He did not have the physical talents that Hill had but made up for it with smart play calling, a cool head and was amply complemented by the backfield of Bobby Lee "The General " Thompson and "Jackrabbit Joe" Hernandez. The best season that this lethal combo produced was a spectacular way back in Fast forward to the late 70's and early 80's and one name stands out- Tom Tunnicliffe.

Looking at him, you would say the following- short and slow. Forget it. The 90's saw a lot of promise and hype go up in smoke for some of Dick Tomey's QB's. This era suffered from identity complex s. Tomey first tried to install an offense that combined the run and shoot offense with the wishbone. He recruited heavily for guys who could run first like Ronnie Veal and George Malaulu.

Short, stocky and built for speed, Smith was simply another running back on the field and his talents helped Arizona beat the Nebraska Cornhuskers in that magical season.

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