Saturday, September 26, 2015

A Brief Comparison of Road Warrior and Hondo


Road Warrior (1981) was influenced in many ways by the John Wayne classic Hondo (1953).

A bitter loner and his mongrel dog.
 
A bitter loner and his mongrel dog.
A good example of this influence can be found in a darkly funny incident that occurs while the warriors pressure the settlers to surrender.  During the scene, the warriors find perverse humor in an unexpected act of violence.



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