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The Wild Bunch (1969) Revisited

1 Jul

jcalberta:

Nice insights in a amazing film – part of a ongoing inspection of what Peckinpah was trying to say. The fact we are required to dig this out and Peck didn’t just throw it onto our plate defies what most people think about this movie.

Originally posted on Tim Neath - Visual Artist:

The Wild Bunch (1969)Yet another western I have been meaning to revisit in order to better understand. My first reading of the film was completely off, as I realised after listening to a lecture from Richard Slotkin, now I really do have a far better understanding of The Wild Bunch (1969) which does indeed overshadow the rest of Sam Peckinpahwork, when he has so much more to offer to cinema. Instead of going over the plot I want to more analyse the film interns of how I read it, looking at certain elements and quotes which really do stand out for me, which probably shows why it stands out more so than others. It’s not just the violence that he wanted to amplify to the audience, Peckinpah, hated violence (not that you’d know it from his films) almost glorifying it, yet this has a knock on effect as we…

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Colossal Cave … Part 3

18 Jun

Colossal Cave … Part 3

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Game of Thrones Western Style

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Colossal Caves: Part 3

Colossal Caverns Park Logo

Some closing shots.

Colossal Ranch cactus

Colossal Cave

Below Colossal Cave there’s other things to see and do in Colossal Cave Mountain Park. Hike, picnic, camp, Ranch, trail rides, field museum, gift shop … and more. We took a quick tour.

Colossal Cave Mountain Ranch Park Map

Down at La Posta Quemada Ranch we find this awesome sculpture
“The Cowboy” by Buck McCain. It’s almost like finding a Rembrandt
in a barber shop.

Colossal Ranch Buck McCain Statue The Cowboy

Colossal Ranch The Cowboy Plaque

THE COWBOY 
THE COWBOY standing 6’8″ high including the a base (32″ x 32.5″) is an edition of 35. He depicts a working cowboy. Dress and gear are authentic reproductions. THE COWBOY stands at the entrance of the Mountain Oyster Club, Tucson, AZ; Evergreen Cementary, Colorado Springs, CO; the Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA; Colossal Cave Mountain Park, Tucson, AZ; Leanin’ Tree Western Art Musuem, Boulder, CO; the Foss Company, Golden, CO and is found in several private collections.

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Colossal Ranch phone booth

Southern Pacific Rail Road
Booths like this one, were a vital
communication for rail workers and
engineers. They were positioned about
every seven miles. Keeping the booths
operational included ____ing the
glass ____ed wet cell batteries. They had
to be kept filled with oil and battery acid.
This one was recovered form Pantano.
It had to be abandoned during the 1960’s
when the system was modernized

Colossal Ranch windmill

Colossal Ranch barb wire

Colossal Ranch CCC fieldhouse museum

Colossal Cave CCC museum 2

Colossal Cave Park ... leaving

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Hotel

After a hot day of caving we earn a dip in the pool!

Back at the Hotel

Back at the Hotel 2

Ya Baby !

Steeds of Renown … American Pharoah

6 Jun

American Pharoah Blazes to Triple Crown
at Belmont

American Pharoah 2 American Pharoah 3 American Pharoah 4 American Pharoah 5

American Pharoah 7

American Pharoah 6


American Pharoah 8

American Pharoah

 

OK Corral Re-enactment … after the shooting …

1 Jun

After the smoke clears we’re all invited down to talk to the Players and have our pics taken with them. Nice.

after the shooting

after the shooting 2

Below: But first you gotta be smart enough to know where to stand.

after the shooting 3

As you can see, as far as charisma and being photogenic goes, I’m about 8 notches short of a cigar store indian (no offense to indians).
But at least I know it.

Below: Then you gotta know where the camera is.

after the shooting 4

I’m your Huckleberry.

Tombstone badge 2

See what I mean?

after the shooting 5

after the shooting 6

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Coming up … Wyatt Earp House and Boot Hill

Knocked down …

25 May

Brother Doug was asking when I was going to get to Boot Hill.
Maybe sooner than I plan because I’ve been sick for a whole week. Flu again.
If the disease don’t kill ya the meds will.
So I haven’t been up to getting anything done on the Blog.
Despite several attempts.

OK CORRAL Reenactment Set 1

Working on OK Corral gunfight re-enactment. I have about 50 photos that I’m sorting through.
Then on to Boot Hill. I’ll keep my boots on just in case …
The whole thing was a nice adventure and a lot of fun. So I hope I can convey that you to and get along …

DD

Arizona Holiday ….

8 May


Tonto / Silent Partner

Arizona Holiday

Small Nose Rose and Dork Holiday

Comin’ Up: a visit to the OK Corral 

Tombstone technical …

13 Apr

Camera problems again. Lost about 1/3 of my pics. Then my camera went deader than mainstreet in a rainstorm – though it had been charging up for a whole day. ?? Fortunately Rose saved the day by taking plenty of shots. Unfortunately, we brought no device to get them off her camera …

Also, can’t access any of my email … ?

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So … will have to wait till I get home to do anything.

Drat. Sorry.

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