Monday, March 26, 2012

Quick Bite: Meek's Cutoff

A belated DVD review, just for you!

The stark plains and the dust that chokes the air in Meek's Cutoff makes The Searchers (which I just re-watched) seem like a really political Disney film, but then again the soundtrack of the 1956 classic seems to be from another much funnier film. Dark themes of alienation, racism and masculinity are nearly hidden behind a seemingly random score and a few bits of strained comedy. I seemed to only recall what Marty told us about The Searchers, which makes Meek’s Cutoff quite interesting.