July 15, 2022
If you haven't heard by now, there are two different productions based on Bass Reeves. Morgan Freeman has been working for the last 30 years on a Bass Reeves movie and now Taylor Sheridan is focusing on the sequel to the hit show 1883 being on Bass Reeves. Which seems like an odd turn, but then it's Taylor Sheridan so what the hell. He can damn well do what he wants to do.
So the question is how can someone make a new kind of Western that resonates with a modern audience? Here's what Bass Reeve's best biographer thinks of it all:
“Bass walked into the valley of death for 32 years and never flinched. He feared nothing that walked, crawled or breathed on the face of the Earth. If you tried to run, he would catch you, if you tried to hide, he would find you, if you tried to have a gunfight with him, it was tantamount to committing suicide. Bass stood for truth, justice, and the law. As I see it, Bass is the greatest frontier hero in United States history!”
—Art T. Burton
Damn dude. Go film that and I will be watching this show!
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