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The Left Handed Gun was adapted by Gore Vidal from his own TV play, The Death of Billy the Kid. 33-year-old Paul Newman stars as 21-year-old William Bonney, the hotheaded gunslinger known as Billy the Kid. Avoiding the usual Hollywood glamourization of this controversial character, Newman portays Bonney pretty much as he was: an illiterate, homicidal cretin. Treated with kindness for the first time in his life by rancher Tunstall (Colin Keith-Johnston), Bonney becomes devoted to the rancher; in fact, it is virtually a love affair. Soon after, however, Tunstall is killed, prompting Bonney to go on a murderous spree. In the end, Bonney must face down the other important father-figure in his life, Pat Garrett (John Dehner). In case anyone should miss the Freudian subtext in The Left Handed Gun, the closeups of Bonney fondling his six-shooter will make things crystal clear.
|Source:||Warner Home Video|
|Presentation:||[B&W, Wide Screen]|
|Sound:||[Dolby Digital Mono]|
Commentaries by Paul Newman, Robert Wise, Martin Scorsese, Robert Loggia and Richard Schickel on Somebody Up There Likes Me, screenwriter William Goldman on Harper amd directors Arthur Penn o The Left Handed Gun and Vincent Sherman on The Young Philadelphians; Vintage featurettes on other titles