Don't Shoot Jesse James, Shoot the Narrator

Metro Silicon Valley | October 11, 2007
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford unfolds: impossibly wordy, each spavined sentence intoned by a narrator. It's a Western epic for our times, a depressing Jesse James opera for the end of his career. Even the horses need Prozac.

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