January 7, 2009

The wounded young

"In the documentary that followed the THE SEARCHERS, John Wayne explained that the gesture in the final shot of the film, a way of holding the right elbow with the left hand, came from Harry Carey (Sr.)- the greatest Western actor of all time, Ford says. But what would the gesture be without the wide body of John Wayne, the slight bending of the left leg?" - wrote c., of dias felizes, here

Below, the left arm of Harry Carey Jr.  a living, working dedication to Carey Sr., with a metaphorical sling for the young to heal, as they sometimes do so well — as seen by Ford in THREE GODFATHERS:

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