Saturday, December 12, 2009

I knew I did this post before

TCM is showing The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance at 3:15 PM ET today. Jimmy Stewart stars as the man, and Lee Marvin as Liberty Valance, in this story about how somebody becomes a legend in the Old West.

However, the movie starts with the funeral of John Wayne, and tells the story in flashback. I was going to do a story on how this technique has been used in the movies a number of times. But, I did that post back in July. However, at the time, I hadn't mentioned The Barefoot Contessa, which uses a similar structure, and which just showed up on TCM the other day.

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