Friday, April 08, 2005
Ride 'em Cowboy
This film truly ran rough-shod over me late last night. Burton proves himself able to stirrup the emotions, and he's my new mane man. Playing a psychiatrist treating a boy who's saddled with a woeful personal mythology, Burton manages to reign in and out-flank the young man's defenses, breaking him and making him stable anew. Before the boy takes the bit, Burton wonders if he's not happier and living more intensely as a "crazy" person than he would otherwise, and consequently whips himself into a lather. I've read that Equus has many neigh-sayers, therefore I'd like to mount a campaign to...ugh, this has to stop!