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Fred Zinnemann United States, 1952

ramosbarajas's rating of the film High Noon

Incredible. I did not realize that the plot would take place in (almost) real/reel time. The cinematography and editing maintain a gripping mood; you can just feel the suffocating, lazy summer heat. The performances are great from Jurado but also Kelly and Cooper from whom I had never seen anything. I am now interested in seeing more of Zinnemann's work, and also more Westerns (just not many from racist John Wayne)