Lone Star Movie Review Summary

Actors: Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Peņa, Kris Kristofferson, Matthew McConaughey, Frances McDormand, Joe Morton

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LONE STAR is a movie written and directed by John Sayles in 1996.

A small town in Texas, near the Mexican frontier. Sheriff Chris Cooper is the son of the legendary sheriff Buddy Deeds who was and made the law during a 30 years period in the town. Hard job in a country where the population consists in a mixture of white (10%) black, mexican and indian people. Now that the town wants to erect a statue, a skeleton is discovered in the country nearby. Chris Cooper who must cope with the shadow of his father hates him because, 20 years ago, he didn't approve his love affair with Elizabeth Peņa, a young mexican girl. So Cooper is persuaded now that the skeleton is Charlie Wade's, the no good sheriff Buddy replaced after Wade disappeared without a trace. Could it be that Buddy killed Charlie Wade and that his legend is rotten from the start?
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The best american film of 1996. An allegory of U.S. History.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   racism! Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Father Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   police corruption Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   American Southwest

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas Desert?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   ignorant small town people Misc setting    -   prison    -   school    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex

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