Saturday, July 03, 2004

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Last night watched again John Ford's 1962 Western, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962). There was so much that I missed when I was younger, especially the fact that Vera Miles was in love with both John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart, respectively representing force and law. One moral, perhaps, is that you can't have law without force. Likewise, you can't have force without law. Thought-provoking, especially in view of what is going on in Iraq. A timeless classic worth renting.