The Waco Kid

Tonight we went to a friend's house and watched Blazing Saddles. This was the first time that I have seen it. I can't stop thinking about the gentle nature of Gene Wilder's character, the Waco Kid. He was so quiet and calm. His long stares, his confidence, his ability to shoot ten guns out of ten men's hands without even uncrossing his arms was strangely captivating. He provided a needed contrast to a movie that broke every rule, and went in several directions all at once. I remember secretly falling in love with him when he starred in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory—different time, different age. He portrayed the same calm nature in both movies. It's not much, but it's the thought for the night.