The Hi-Lo Country Movie Review Summary

Actors: Woody Harrelson, Billy Crudup, Patricia Arquette, PenÚlope Cruz, Sam Elliott, John Diehl

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Coproduced by Martin Scorsese, THE HI-LO COUNTRY has been directed by Stephen Frears in 1998. Silver Berlin Bear for Stephen Frears as best director.
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New Mexico, the early forties. Woody -Big Boy- Harrelson and Billy -Pete- Crudup are friends living the traditional way of life of the cowboys. Little Boy, Harrelson younger brother, has been hired by Sam Elliott, a wealthy ranchman who owns almost the whole Hi-Lo country. Deceived by his brother, Big Boy decides to join with Pete the team of Hoover, an old ranchman and he falls madly in love with Mona, the inconveniently married wife of one of Elliott's lieutenants. Even if Pete is also secretly in love with Mona, his friendship is stronger and he doesn't interfere with Big Boy's love affair.

Tradition versus Progress in the West. Masterpiece.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of The Hi-Lo Country

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Brother Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   cowboy Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   cowboy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Prairie?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   ranch    -   lot of descript of animal care Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   sports arena    -   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    -   seeing breasts    -   sex under blankets Is this movie based on a    -   book

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