The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

White Comanche and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Movie Reviews

Upon being very ill with a fever, I viewed on Netflix “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” in which I heard the dialogue in the scene (which may be racist) that tribe was Comanche. I instantly mentally hit up the Movie “White Comanche” that William Shatner starred in 1968 while he was still in the process of filming Star Trek. White Comanche is a must for a Star Trek Fan. Spoiler for this film.

One of the Comanches is hiding sideways on his horse, and it appears it is just a horse, which allows him to get close enough to kill the woman whom the “hero” is trying to protect. Why the Comanches want to kill the people in question is not addressed, nor is there any backstory to the Native American Characters. Therefore, the movie is racist. We really need to look at this more carefully.

So, I perchance tweet William Shatner. Anytime I look at Twitter he is always at the top of my feed.  This brings Bill to my mind, and end up tweeting him without seeking him out or paying attention to his feed in general. But, the character limit is too small for me to make a comprehensively point about a parallel between the two movies being Comanche. I can’t recall very much about White Comanche, other than watching it just to see Captain Kirk in another movie.

So, upon returning to Twitter today Jan. 5 2019 William Shatner is bringing up a tweet that someone else sent him, that person does not want to be reminded of it. In a similar fashion does William Shatner which to not be reminded of White Comanche? In this tweet he claimed William Shatner had made a bad joke which was either racist, sexist, or homophobic, but I did not see the joke in question.

Being a Coen brothers movie, I assumed The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is fall under the parody and humor, although I could not find any amusement in the scene. It was suspenseful in the same vein as the movie Inglourious Basterds and Pulp Fiction when some random and unexpected violence surprises. Why did the Comanches attack, then retreat, then re-attack, then retreat once again with heavy casualties? The answer is to create a suspenseful scene. The backstory of the woman, was that she is a very odd person, who is going to marry someone, so the viewer cares about her enough to care if she is killed, but not enough to really feel any pity when she dies. What I liked about the movie is it was so beautifully shoot in high definition whereas most Western Movies being old and shoot in low definition and look unrealistic. Speaking of which Deadwood is returning, but I refuse to subscribe to HBO so I won’t be able to see for several years.

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