"There would be no eulogies for Bob. No photographs of his body would be sold in sundry stores. No people would crowd the streets in the rain to see his funeral cortege. No biographies would be written about him, no children named after him. No one would ever pay twenty-five cents to stand in the rooms he grew up in. The shotgun would ignite, and Ella-May would scream, but Robert Ford would only lay on the floor and look at the ceiling, the light going out of his eyes before he could find the right words."
From The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
(link takes you to the movie trailer) starring Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck.
Absolutely one of the best movies I've ever seen. It leaves a lingering taste in your mouth that you chew on long after the movie is finished. It's not a story of heroes and villains, but a story of human beings. Affleck delivers a stunning, haunting performance as Bob Ford that I desperately wanted to capture in an image, but I knew before I even attempted that it would be impossible to duplicate what that man put on screen.
Bob Ford has to be one of the most tragic characters I've seen in a film. Ever.
When I saw that "the Assassination of Jesse James" had almost no fanart for it, I just had to contribute something in its memory. This image is inspired by the assassination scene.
If you're into movie soundtracks, I also highly suggest this one. Song for Bob
I listened to constantly while drawing this. It gives me shivers to listen to it.
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