Eagle's Wing

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Westerns

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Time Out says

Set in the as yet untamed American wilderness 'long before the myths', this is unusual not only as a first-class Western made by a British director, but in being virtually a silent movie as an Indian and a white man (Waterston and Sheen), each a failure in his own world and determined to prove otherwise, pursue a strange, obsessive duel for possession of the glorious white stallion that gives the film its title. Quirkishly funny as the duel evolves into a sort of medieval quest attended by its own rituals and chivalries, the film gradually weaves its concentric subplots (various other parties tag along behind, driven by their own passions) into a plaintively spiralling lament for lost illusions. Marvellously shot by Billy Williams, it's weird, hypnotic and magical.
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Release details

UK release:

1978

Duration:

111 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Anthony Harvey

Cast:

John Castle, Caroline Langrishe, Stéphane Audran, Harvey Keitel, Sam Waterston, Martin Sheen, Jorge Luke

Music:

Marc Wilkinson

Production Designer:

Herbert Westbrook

Editor:

Lesley Walker

Cinematography:

Billy Williams

Screenwriter:

John Briley

Producer:

Ben Arbeid

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Kent Clark

This film is a very pleasant surprise! The symbolism of the horse, the quest and the plot of the compassionate rivalry between the two main protagonists is worth the watch.

Kent Clark

This film is a very pleasant surprise! The symbolism of the horse, the quest and the plot of the compassionate rivalry between the two main protagonists is worth the watch.