Am I stretching to call Unforgiven a spiritual classic? This Clint Eastwood film broke new ground in its attempt to display the harsh realities of gunplay and justice in the Old West. There are no good guys and bad guys. Instead, we see how the simple hopes and dreams of the characters collide head on, bring out the worst in all, and forever alter the course of their lives. This is pure momento mori. Classic lines:
The Kid: Yeah, well, I guess they had it comin.
Will: We all have it comin, kid.
Little Bill (mortally wounded): I don’t deserve this. To die like this. I was building a house.
Will: Deserve’s got nothin’ to do with it.