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Don Siegel United States, 1976

João Eça's rating of the film The Shootist

"The Shootist" can be regarded as one of the most literal reflections on myth through reality: a cancer-dying John Wayne (both in the movie as in real life) falls in love with a beautiful Lauren Bacall and sets himself to die with dignity in a last shoot-out: a man so anachronic that it is Nature that has to kill him because no other man can - his death a sort of romantic suicide and a final breath of the wild West.