The Searchers
Some of you may remember that I watched this as recently as January, in preparation for a feature I was writing for the Hong Kong Film Archive. Well, now the reason for that article has come to fruition and the HKFA has begun its season of classic westerns. The opportunity to see John Ford’s masterpiece on the big screen was a rare treat indeed and it mattered not at all that I had seen the film so recently and under such scrutiny. Not only could I now marvel the luminous cinematography on the scale it was originally intended, but to see the film with an audience (including my girlfriend who had never seen it) was a delight. Next month it will be Howard Hawks’ Rio Bravo, and I cannot wait.