The Hired Hand1971
The Hired Hand (1971)
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as Harry Collings
as Arch Harris
as Hannah Collings
as Dan Griffen
as Mexican Woman
as Mrs. Sorenson
as Janey Collings
Critic Reviews for The Hired Hand
Mixed in with the delicate, naturalistic performances... is a sense of stylistic experimentation that also feels thoroughly new.
Fonda, touching as an actor, proves astonishing as a director, using a fluid, tactile style to conjure a life lived close to the elements and to sudden death.
In the hands of more thoughtful directors, everyday events have their own human meanings and don't need to be gussied up by Christ symbolism.
A touching and absurd example of the hippie western.
A work dear to Fonda's heart, he has often spoken of his wish for this film to be his epitaph. It's one that would do any director proud.
Audience Reviews for The Hired Hand
[font=Century Gothic][color=sienna] "The Hired Hand" is a 1971 western directed by Peter Fonda(his first, and perhaps only noticeable effort) about a man who after several years wandering aimlessly with his pal through the West, decides to return to the wife he left several years before. The movie is deliberately paced and occasionally artsy. It is worthwhile because of the spotlight on the relationships between the characters and for one notable speech given by Verna Bloom who plays the abandoned wife. And Warren Oates has another very good performance in this movie.[/color][/font]
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