Theres one thing I like about the film Deadman. No. There are many things I like about Deadman. The one signifigant thing that draws my mind when I think about the magnificence of the film is it's ability to tell a story thats already been told so well that it does not seem like it is a story thats already been told. That may not make sense to you but it will in a little bit when I explain my reasoning.
Deadman tells athe story about a journeyn of pain, confusion, doubt, hope, despair, honor, and finally death; death in an honorable way. I say this because if you follow carefully, William Blake begins in a state of confusion pertaining to his placement were he cannot find the employment he was assigned, then experiences physical pain and confusion along the way, meets the mysterious noble man of wisdom (in this case a native american man named nobody), shoots and kills his oprressors (the bounty hunters) and a racist, and in the end he is laid to rest respectively by people outside his race who don't even know him. If that isn't death in an honorable way, what is? This story has been told before if you look closely at other pieces of film and literature such as The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, The Passion of the Christ etc. I like to describe these heroes as living while they are dying because they follow an ever so deadly-path filled with pain, anguish and triumph that is so dramatic you know they will end up dying sooner or later. Deadman continues to be another one of these great films that does the job so well it stands as its own which is why I like and respect the film so much.