THE BEGUILED (1971) vs THE BEGUILED (2017)

THE BEGUILED (1971) vs THE BEGUILED (2017)

Don Siegel’s THE BEGUILED is a mean sweaty movie lathered in southern Gothic thrills. The director of such macho fist pumpers as DIRTY HAIRY and THE KILLERS directs a crippled yankee Clint Eastwood into the hands of a group of women that live in a large southern mansion smack dab in the middle of the civil war. Clint the Actor comes pre-packaged with his own set of traits: Cool, a ladies man, and ready to kick ass when the time comes, but here they’re filtered through the lens of him being…