Arguably, the most important character in The Unforgiven" is Clint
Eastwood's wife. Her personality is reflected in his actions. The film
begins and ends with scenes of their home while a voice-over describes
their relationship.Yet the wife (years dead in the story) is never seen.
I thought the device worked well. Are there other examples of "unseen
actors?" What function do they serve? Do they work as well, less well, or
better than in the "Unforgiven"?
I'd value your views.
Peter Latham
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