October 4, 2011Attended the Scottsdale Film Festival this last weekend. In addition to seing John Sayles' Amigo, and another one called Battleship (in English), I saw Blackthorn on the big screen. Saw it on my computer two weeks ago and wanted to see how it played out with a real audience. I missed Butch (Sam Shepard) fleecing a rich American of his watch (too small of a detail on my computer), and the horseback riding sequences were even better on the big screen. Always a good sign, the audience clapped at the end. Ran into a horse training couple from Cave Creek (the famale gave the Battleship flick an F) and they loved Blackthorn. She said, "I gave my first A to this one!" (we were given mini-ballots to rank the movies).
Anyway, I'm dying to tell you the scene they cut from the movie that would have made it a classic. But I don't want to tell you until you've seen it. So get to seein', will ya?
"The ending will leave you wondering. Mmmmmmm."