Heaven’s Gate Minute by Minute: 190 of 209

26 May

190 of 209

For a thrown together rabble of townsfolk, they seem to have some organised battle tactics. Sure, their strategy consists solely of pushing a hut towards well armed mercenaries, but they’ve put some thought into it.

You can bet there was brain storming on butchers paper the night before. They broke into workgroups, then reported back to each other with a power point presentation.

There were outcomes planed and actions actioned. And so we have a battle plan by committee. But let’s not be cynical. Yes, the workgroups developed a battle plan where farmers push a shack at hardened, violent assassins, but the team bonding forged by the exercise was invaluable.

Hang on, if corporations write on butchers paper at retreats, what do butchers write on when they have conferences? Money, I suspect.

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2 Responses to “Heaven’s Gate Minute by Minute: 190 of 209”

  1. Todd Puglisi May 27, 2013 at 1:12 am #

    Mr. Godfrey, having read a great deal about this debacle,and well aware of its length and reputation,i can only assume your in-depth(and !@#$ hilarious) analysis is a better (and somehow shorter) experience than the film itself. Westerns are largely malarkie anyway,especially American westerns(and i’m American).

    • Simon Godfrey May 27, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

      Hello and thank you toddword. Firstly, I commend you for your excellent use of the word ‘malarkey’. I’ve been a strong supporter of its use through The Malarkey Foundation for years.

      You are correct in assuming my ginormous analysis, although so far taking four years and being over 35,000 words long, can be enjoyed in less time than the movie. Also, unlike the movie, it can be enjoyed.

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