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OPEN RANGE BRINGS BACK MEMORIES OF HIGH NOON

by Paul Butler

The Western, that most American of film genres, has found new life in the movie Open Range.

     The formula for the Kevin Costner-directed film, based on a Lauran Paine novel, is an old one. In essence it is this: a small group of men, alone in a lawless wilderness, meet evil forces. They feel they have no alternative but to impose their own morality by force in order to survive….
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