High Plains Drifter

High Plains Drifter ★★★

The politics are too confused for this to rate as a proper allegory, but I love the way it inverts every narrative trope it brushes up against, from The Man Who Corrupted Hadleyburg to High Noon. I'm seeing it as an anti-High Noon more than anything else, turning the lone SJW standing up for his politic of virtue among a sheepish populace into a totalitarian despot implanting a fascist rule-of-law among his eager collaborationists.

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