Hobo With A Shotgun is one of the greatest B-movie titles ever conceived. The fact that it’s not a joke trailer but an actual movie kicks it up another level. (It’s coming out sometime in 2011, although I know not when.) Seriously — when’s the last time anyone on the street said “hobo”? That’s a 1930s and ’40s Woody Guthrie term.
When’s the last time guys with holes in their soles squatted by a campfire next to railroad tracks and heated up a can of beans? The last time hobos were in the habit of doing that was when Preston Sturges was making Sullivan’s Travels. When’s the last time anyone ever referred to patrolmen as “bulls”? That terms is all but erased from the vernacular.