It's interesting—you and bobO have very different opinions on that scene. I think it's left up to the viewer to decide whether or not what happens in the barn is or is not solicited. I think it walks the line. (But I can't for the life of me figure out why should wouldn't want to get acquainted... but that's besides the point) The Stranger most definitely has some sort of power over women in that movie. It seems he touches them and they acquiesce.
I prefer to see it your way, because otherwise it's a bit too disturbing.
As somebody mentioned, Callie (MH) goes out of her way to bump into The Stranger, and I love what he says to her: "There's no need for that. If you want to get acquainted, why don't you just say so?" ... more
Actually I don't remember that scene as well as I thought. Trying to fight off Clint and act as if she was "being taken advantage of" or "victim of a rape" was really an act by Hill's character. She... more
Of course it was an act, but Callie was a sly fox. You saw that the instant she strode towards Clint, determined to make physical contact. "You know what you are? Just trash!" Right Callie--that's... more
it is distrubing to me too. I'm being serious. Movies that depict awful violence such as "In Cold Blood" and we have innocent people shot and murdered and women raped is most disturbing to me. There... more