High plains drifter

Posted on - December 20, 2016

The 1973 film directed by and starring Clint Eastwood.

It is set in a remote town high up in the hills with nothing much to do but go to the saloon.

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“I don’t suppose any of you boys are needin’ any window film round these parts?”

It’s a classic. A drifter rides in and turns everything upside down – literally painting the town red…

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“These windas look right purty now you’ve done installed that thar film, stranger”

“Just doin’ my job son”

Peter is off painting the town red at the moment in a similar way.
Except for the shooting, hanging, arson and killing bits.

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“Whaddya mean we can’t break the windas no more. That’s the only fun we had!”

“Goddam sonbitch stranger comin’ round here installing safety film”

Peter’s down in South Africa and has just been to the pub.

The Sani Mountain Lodge is basically a pub on the border of Lesotho and South Africa. Thing is it’s the highest pub in Africa at 2874 metres!

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The trip up is pretty hairy but the views when you get there are spectacular.

 

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Peter chillaxing with a few of the locals.

 

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It’s a long walk home from here…

So – if you’re passing drop in for a drink or two.

Oh – and the name of the actor who played Sheriff Sam Shaw in the film?

Walter Barnes.

Any relation…?

 

Clint Eastwood – Walter Barnes – Proper Film Stars