My favorite western. Push for it to come out on DVD! Looks and feels closer to what I imagine a real outback town in that time, and how people would look, dress and talk. Plain, poor, dusty, dirty - no fancy sets, spotless clothes, give-away modern orthodontics. Water is scarce, people sweat. What has more value than water? Kudos to the set master, costume designer, makeup, actors, writer, director and editor. Story moves along slowly and pleasurably with nice surprises, e.g., delightful dialogue, realistic violence (did I just see that?!). Existential, earthy, simple, satisfying. Suprising honesty, fewer words, more truth, time to reflect, muse about life - love, loss, revenge, betrayal, forgiveness, courage, acceptance, redemption. It doesn't forget we like to be entertained. It is speckled with dry humor and a bit of silliness to boot. That Willie isn't a professional actor adds a touch of realism, but he is surrounded with good actors. Good lines, delightful wit, great score - Willie's own gritty voice and story-line songs are the perfect fit. Great gunfight at the end. More a "sit back and savor" than "cling to your seat" enjoyment. "Is your horse worth the life of that man!? . . . I couldn't say . . . I didn't know the man."