About the “High noon” video

High noon, © 2013 marc arnaud boussat
High noon, © 2013 marc arnaud boussat

About the one minute video “High noon” I made today.

Outside the town of Grants Pass, Oregon, we’re approaching high noon. It’s time for a decisive confrontation between heavily armed cowboys and cowgirls… A cyclist is also shooting -with a camera- just in time to escape, riding onto the warm country roads surrounded by some wild animals.

Music: exerpts from Ennio Morricone’s  “The man with the harmonica” and Mozart’s Requiem “Dies Irae” (Day of Wrath).

I was inspired by two famous Western films- Sergio Leone’s cult-movie “Once upon a time in the West” (1968) with Ennio Morricone’s excellent music “The man with the harmonica” that I partially inserted in this clip), and  the famous Fred Zinnemann’s “High noon” (1953).  I was also inspired by my bike ride last Thursday (see the “Old West Style” post). So I pedaled another time to the Josephine County Sportsman Park where the Merlin Marauders were having fun during their Cowboy Shoot-out. On the road, I met a fox (too quick to be recorded), some rabbits and a- too frequent sad sight- killed squirrel, some vultures… It was exactly noon, high noon! As the dictionary defines it, “High noon” means “1/precisely noon 2/the most advanced, flourishing, or creative stage or period 3/the time of a decisive confrontation or contest” (Merriam Webster Online). Perfect title for this short video, made without any pretension, just for fun – like many kids I’ve always liked playing the Cowboy- and to remember this hot June Sunday afternoon.

Here it is:

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