Heaven’s Gate Minute by Minute: 146 of 229

20 Nov

146 of 229

The confrontation between Nathan and the Prime Minister of the Stock Growers Association is tense. The acting is superb and John Hurt is still slightly freckly.

The Deity of the SGA is claiming he has the authority of the President of the United States to enforce the law. Apparently this ‘President of the United States’ whoever or whatever that might be, is a superior rank to the top job of the SGA. News to me…

Count Harriet Mensworth-Smithe quips and his boss slaps him. There’s so much slapping in this movie. It’s very German. There have been some fists thrown, but I think in the world of the film, upper classes slap and lower classes punch. If you were a social climber you could work your way into high-society by simply opening your hand when hitting people. Remember – Kings slap, servants use knuckles.


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