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High Plains Drifter

Released 1973
Distributor Universal

As close to a horror film as Clint Eastwood ever made. The Man With No Name returns, sort of, in director Eastwood’s first western. Dedicated to Don Siegel and Sergio Leone. A bit of a dry run for the later Pale Rider. Not in the forefront of progressive portraits of women onscreen.

About Edgar Wright

Writer-director Edgar Wright is best known for Spaced, the BAFTA-nominated tv series he created with Simon Pegg for Britain’s C-4, as well as the feature films:  Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Hot Fuzz (2007) and the zombie romantic-comedy Shaun Of The Dead (2004). The latter earned Wright a BAFTA nomination along with a Bram Stoker and a British Independent Film Award.  He co-wrote the screenplay for The Adventures of Tintin, executive produced Attack the Block, and directed The World’s End which has been lauded as one of the best films of 2013. His 2017 heist-cum-musical crime thriller Baby Driver has a 94% Fresh rating on the dreaded Rotten Tomatoes site and is his most successful boxoffice entry to date.