Last night I watched the film High Noon. I really enjoyed it.
It was released in 1952 and is considered to be one of the best films ever made.
As a film buff I was kind of embarrassed not to have seen it.
Feel free to judge me…but, one of the reasons why I hadn’t is because it’s over 60 years old now and filmed in black and white.
I know. I know. I shouldn’t be so judgemental – but, how could something made in another era still appeal to me – a contemporary 21st century viewer?
I was wrong!
And do you know why?
Because the basic things that entertain and intrigue human beings haven’t changed.
Not in 60 years, not in 200 years and not in 500 years.
Sure we advance as a society and the technology with which we communicate and tell our stories changes – but the basic content doesn’t.
High Noon is about a man who stands up for what he believes in, even when all those around him abandon him.
At the end of the film there’s a classic good versus evil showdown. I can almost guarantee that not one viewer has ever been on the side of the bad guys in the film – humans just love an underdog!
Because, even though we’re not all good, we like to think we are.