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My Darling Clementine (1946) Revisited

14 Jul


One of the most important Westerns ever made – in raising the Western genre from B Pulp to legitimate theatre.

Originally posted on timneath:

My Darling Clementine (1946)I remember seeing My Darling Clementine (1946) very early on when I started to watch all these classic films which now inform my work. I wasn’t aware at all of what this film was really about. Seeing a man come into town taking the marshals job to ensure that he could seek out revenge for his brothers murder. It’s only with the passing of time, and seeing more film adaptations of the infamous gunfight at the O.K. Corral that I can see a lineage going on here, as new information is found new films are made. Different directors give their spin to the events, John Sturges gave us two interpretations Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) and The Hour of the Gun (1957) which expanded vasty on the events that we all know of. Here however in the events are told from the true perspective of 

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Who was that masked man anyway … ?

29 Jun

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20 Jun


I’m presently working on a blog entry on The Lone Ranger, Tonto … Silver and Scout …
So this is just beautiful.

Originally posted on SERENDIPITY:

Instant Celebrity- If you could be a famous person for a day, who what would you be? Why?

Silver-reaingI would choose to be Silver, the Lone Ranger’s horse. Strong, powerful, beautiful. Galloping free on the range, the wind in my mane, my snow-white tail streaming out behind me. Leaping fences, rearing high on my powerful legs declaring myself the king horses.

I might deign to carry one special man — my Ranger — when he rides out to rid the west of the bad guys and make the world a better, safer place. But when the saddle comes off, I will be free again.

White horse free

I will live off green grasses under blue skies. The wind and running streams will be my friends. No beeping, dinging, or buzzing.

No chores to do, schedules to meet, or bills to pay. I will live my life under the sky with no pain or shame of the past — nor fear…

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Doc Holliday’s Revenge

31 May

Doc Holliday’s Revenge

Despite the presence of Tom Berengerand Eric Roberts …

… I’ll wait and see.

The Retrieval …

31 May

The Retrieval  / Official Trailer

Looks possible … 

‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ …

30 May

… or in a Movie Theatre

 Judging from the Preview:

The Brow Meter

Less than Neanderthal

Preview says:

“From Seth McFarlane – who brought you Ted”

Thanks for the warning.

(Shame on Liam Neeson for appearing in this …)

Ragnar / King …

28 May

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Travis Fimmel

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Katheryn Winnick 

Bloody … but bloody good. 

When this series first started I figured it might just be another of those mindless pseudo-epics you see on Starz – a Spartacus spin-off.

But it isn’t.

Yes, there’s lots of violence – surely some blood – but the overall production is high quality – and has continually improved.
So it’s just a matter of whether they can keep the writing on a decent level.

So far so good.

The Homesman – Trailer (Cannes 2014)

27 May

The Homesman – Trailer (Selección Festival de Cannes 2014) 

The Homesman

The Salvation (2014)

27 May

(Mads Mikkelsen – 2014)


Ahhh yessss … home again …

4 May

Below: What it was like when we left Palm Springs …

Palm Springs weather

Below: What it was like when we arrived in Calgary … 

Calgary weather

Good to get away from all that oppressive heat … (cough, cough)

Honestly folks … it’s not like this all the time. Believe me. 


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