I don't know whether Shane is a pro-gun movie or not.It can be viewed on so many levels.
But,viscerally,down deep,to me this is the ultimate classic American conundrum of gun rights,property rights,anti-gun fears,the children,our future,the American Dream.
Shane has it all in the personages of Shane,Joe and Marian Starat,Joey,the Rykers,Torrey and the memorable hired gun, Wilson.
To me,Shane even after 55 years, still reaches somewhere deep down inside of us and makes us realize the Starat's dream is still our dream, and Shane with all his misgiving's, is the man most of us still want to be.
Who can forget the unforgettable scene when Shane twirls that revolver after dispatching the evil one?
It remains my all time favorite 'gun' film.
I wrote those words on THR 3 years ago . I watched Shane again this week and thought perhaps we could discuss the movie again.