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Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, One Great Scene, Richard Harris, subverted tropes, UNFORGIVEN -

In this series of articles, we’re going to do a deep-dive on one knockout scene from a great movie. Today’s movie is UNFORGIVEN. The scene is when English Bob and the Sheriff confront each other in town. Here’s a link to the scene as a refresher ( The scene is about establishing Gene Hackman’s character as just as brutal as Clint Eastwood’s outlaw. The scene is aided immeasurably by the two all-world actors in it, Richard Harris and Gene Hackman. Richard Harris plays English Bob, a hired gun rolling into town. Gene Hackman plays Sheriff Daggett.  Sheriff Daggett insists on...

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