Shane (1953) was a Drama - Western Film directed by George Stevens and produced by George Stevens and Ivan Moffat.
The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Jack Schaefer published in 1949.
Shane was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1993.
Academy Awards 1953 --- Ceremony Number 26 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Supporting Actor||Brandon De Wilde||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Jack Palance||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Loyal Griggs||Won|
|Best Director||George Stevens||Nominated|
|Best Picture||George Stevens, Producer||Nominated|
|Best Writing||A. B. Guthrie, Jr.||Nominated|
Shane: Do you mind putting down that gun? Then I'll leave.
Joe Starrett: What difference does it make, you're leaving anyway?
Shane: I'd like it to be my idea.
Rufus Ryker: I'll kill him if I have to.
Jack Wilson: You mean I'll kill him if you have to.
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The first flat widescreen color Western. Although shot in 1.37:1 Academy ratio, the studio dictated that it be cropped in the movie projector to compete with the new CinemaScope format. The music was also recorded in stereo.
Although the movie is generally remembered for its blue sky vistas, the weather was actually cloudy or rainy for a great deal of the shoot. However, if you look beyond the mud in the town, you can see that the ground is dry. Obviously, part of the town had been watered down.
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