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'I like to see a man act like a man'


I love that scene, when the young woman goes up the hill to talk to Grimes, while everyone is resting. He's standing there all sleepy eyed like a snake in the sun. And she walks up and starts flirting with him, wanting his attention. He slowly turns his face towards her. Those cold eyes swivel to the right to focus on her. "You like that, little lady?"

She's all girly and stupid, never realizing she's poking a deadly snake. "Well I think you should have what you like." He says gently, and grabs her and throws her to the ground and kisses her. "Bet you never had it like that, have you? Get hurt a little, then you get loved a little." She tears herself away (did she enjoy it a little bit?) and runs away, and Grimes just laughs and laughs. That dirty laugh.

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It's an interesting, telling scene. She was disillusioned with her husband and didn't feel like he was a man, a brave man.

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Stripping under the name Malcolm Sex, I pleased the ladies by any means necessary.

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Yessiree quite the memorable scene. Jeezus but Richard Boone is one skeery bastard in Hombre.

And Jessie saved Billie Lee's life pretty much b/c his wife woulda gotten
his ass kilt for him right then and there too.

Jessie saying 'You wagged your tail in his face what did you expect?' or
words to that effect ... What impresses me so about Hombre is the world-wise smarts
Jessie and Mendez possess.

They've both been around the block and they've made their accommodations with this mean ol' world; and to me they're each that much more appealing for it.

Hombre is one of the most mature and realistic films I've ever seen.
It does have its flaws just like everyone in this world does too;
but it's as effecting a film I've ever seen. (Sorry the double "I've ever seen" there.)

Hombre leaves me laid out every time.


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Have you any understanding of punctuation and what it is for?

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onleft23, you are so right in your take on Jessie and Mendez.

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Jessie and Mendez have learned how much or little they can do without power in the strong white man's world. They are principled but limited.

The young girl coming onto Boone's big, rather ugly but macho man is pretty much basic animal instinct. He's the alpha male in the group...back at the depot, Newman's John Russell held his ground but seemed a bit weak in his unwillingess to help the cavalryman(who, after all, had likely been killing and oppressing Russell's Indian "family" for years)...so the pretty girl gravitates to Boone. But Boone calls her on it, understands how little willing the girl is to "go all the way." Too many people around and robbing work ahead to do for Boone; had they been alone in some other context, he likely would have raped her. And indeed, he would have killed the young husband if trouble arose there.

I always liked how, later in the film, right before Boone's fellow outlaws reveal themselves, Boone walks up behind Newman and takes his gun. If you look again, you will see that Boone had been staying right behind Newman as they walked up the hill to the coach and the other bad guys. Boone sensed who the other alpha male in the group was -- the only one who could possibly challenge him -- and took action.

All of these "character details" add up to great satisfaction in watching "Hombre."

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The old woman was right when she told her that she was going to get her husband's head 'blowed off'.

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LOL at "old woman".

...if that was off, I'd be whoopin' your ass up and down this street. ~ an irate Tarantino

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Tarantino has no talent and on the sets of his different films,I have seen him so terrified of black actors that he would not look at them and hid in his trailer when Samuel L. asked him a question.
We waited for six hours before he came out and was met by four bodyguards!

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And how does Mr. Tarantino's alleged "fear of black men" pertain to the film, Hombre, or this posting? Keep your irrelevant crap to yourself, if you please. Or even if you don't.

"It ain't dying I'm talking about, it's LIVING!"
Captain Augustus McCrae

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You don't know Tarantino or his situation so STFU girly bear LOL pathetic name.

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rwsmith:

The old woman was right when she told her that she was going to get her husband's head 'blowed off'.



'The old woman'? What a peculiar sense of age.

Diane Cilento was 33 years old when that scene was filmed. PLAYBOY has bunnies 10 years older than her!

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Women have lusted after "bad boys" since the beginning of time, and Grimes was as bad as they come. She just wanted her some bad boy, that's all.

"Do you know what a lawman is, Crowe? He is a killer of men" Jared Maddox in "Lawman"

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He taught the silly girl a lesson. He was more interested in the money than her.

Whatever. Boone is such a great Western villain.

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Jeez, that scene was...well...hmmm...steamy!

Jessica Rabbit
"I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way."

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I wish that blonde kid had left with Jessie at the end. He didn't seem like a bad guy, but his wife was a pile.

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