Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Perfect film for when you're craving "Texas"

It reached 97 scorching degrees today, and the hot weather had me craving all things "TEXAS," so I listened to some Tejano music, drooled over a photo of a Whataburger and watched John Sayles' magnificent film, "LONE STAR."
Filmed on location in Texas' southwestern border areas, the 1996 release stars CHRIS COOPER as a small-town sheriff who uncovers a number of local secrets -- including one he later regrets unveiling.
MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY portrays his father, a legendary sheriff, in flashback.
Murder, family relations and even obsessional love for Texas high school football figure into the mix.
Not only do I consider "Lone Star" a quintessential film about the Lone Star State, I also consider it one of my Top-5 favorite films.
If you haven't seen it, well, what are you waiting for?


Blogger Mike said...

I'll have to look for Lone Star. For me the quintessential movie about Texas is The Last Picture Show.

11:40 PM  

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