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Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

April 24th, 2009 by Anne Richardson · 1 Comment · 1980's, Gus Van Sant, Oregon director, Oregon film, Oregon film new definition, Oregon film old definition, Oregon location (primary), Oregon writer, Oregonians as inspiration, Videos, Westerns

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Like all truly great movies, Drugstore Cowboy is a joyous piece of work. I believe the subject of a film does not determine whether it makes us feel happy or sad. I am inutterably depressed after seeing stupid comedies that insult my intelligence, but I felt exhilarated after seeing “Drugstore Cowboy,” because every person connected with this project is working at top form. It’s a high-wire act of daring, in which this unlikely subject matter becomes the occasion for a film about sad people we come to care very deeply about. Roger Ebert

It is my great honor to claim Drugstore Cowboy as an Oregon film.

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  • 1 Thelma and Louise (1991) | Oregon Movies, A to Z // Mar 17, 2010 at 9:33 am

    [...] We Know ( 2005) was written in Portland. I am guessing that Gus Van Sant wrote Mala Noche (1985), Drugstore Cowboy (1989) and My Own Private Idaho (1991) in [...]

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