Billy spent a lot of time at Sue Clearwater’s house to support her after her husband’s death (EC14 p.
320), after her own children’s transformations into werewolves (EC19 p.
Vengeance seems to be theirs until they find themselves in the crosshairs of a relentless, foul-mouthed Texas Ranger looking for one last triumph on the eve of his retirement.
As the brothers plot a final bank heist to complete their plan, a showdown looms at the crossroads where the last honest law man and a pair of brothers with nothing to live for except family collide.
” — delivered spectacle in a year that also saw the release of two Steven Soderbergh movies ("Traffic” and “Erin Brockovich"), Ang Lee’s soaring “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and the Miramax trifle “Chocolat.” All five were nominated for best picture.
Maybe “Traffic” would have won if it had been the only Soderbergh movie that year.
The last time a Republican won the White House and lost the popular vote, Oscar voters ended up giving the best picture honor to a flamboyant, rousing and altogether silly movie about a proud Roman soldier fighting for his freedom.
That film, of course, was Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator,” about which you can say a great many things.
Alternating with the shots of a cowboy's dream gone bad are indelible images of refineries and oil rigs, visual blights that obscure the horizon.
234-5) Occupation: retired Family members: Wife (Sarah) Twin daughters (Rachel & Rebecca) Son (Jacob) Nick Names: Hobbies: Fishing (TW1), watching sports (TW12 p 237), reading (NM5 p 132), telling native stories (EC11), wood carving (EC17 p.
374) Personal history: Billy Black was a direct descendant of Ephraim Black, who was the last chief of the Quileute tribe. 625) Billy was very supportive of Sam Uley when he was the first Quileute member of the generation to transform and Billy explained to Sam about the change. 118) When Jacob was unnerved by Sam’s focused attention, Billy dismissed Jacob’s concerns (NM7 p 178) because he knew that Jacob could only be part of the secret if he transformed. 52) When Jacob was injured during the fight with Victoria’s army of newborns, Billy allowed Carlisle to come on Quileute land to treat Jacob and Billy was grateful (EC26 p.
The bank, we soon learn, is poised to foreclose on their family ranch, and they're determined to pay off their debt with the institution's own stolen funds.
It's a familiar story with a familiar populist undercurrent, reminiscent of '60s and '70s flicks such as Bonnie and Clyde and Dog Day Afternoon.