Cinema: Low Pun

HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER Directed by CLINT EASTWOOD Screenplay by ERNEST TIDYMAN

High Plains Drifter is the one about the corrupt town that hires a stranger who is fast with his gun and slow with his lip to protect itself from the consequences of its own venality and hypocrisy. In this instance it is a gang of murderous psychopaths who once did the dirty work of the town's leading citizens, were doublecrossed by them and now intend to vengefully sack the place.

It is a classic western situation but unfortunately, Writer Tidyman and Director Eastwood (who also plays the title role) understand that...

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