I love Westerns.
... and the purpose of this MyFavoriteWesterns.com is to celebrate My Favorite Westerns! and to hopefully inspire folks to watch these great Western movies again - with fresh eyes and appreciation.
This site will eventually display my top 30 favorite Westerns - or more. I will have original graphic work with regular updates/news about Western Movies.
All this - and more ...
Yee Haw ... !!
- jcablerta / Moderator / Administrator
I cannot recall any Hockey team winning a Hockey Tournament after losing it’s first 3 games in Round Robin competition.
If you ever needed any proof that Heart, Will, Desire and Hard Work
are more important that Skill, Talent, and Experience,
it was just provided by a group of Canadian Hockey Players
who just won the IIHF 2021 World Hockey Tournament
(International Ice Hockey Federation)
in Riga, Latvia.
After losing the first 3 games, these guys – most of whom I’ve never heard of? (they were NOT Stars!) -proceeded to win every game from then on – usually in Overtime or by a single goal.
A truly amazing feat.
Once in the dream of a night I stood
Lone in the light of a magical wood,
Soul-deep in visions that poppy-like sprang;
And spirits of Truth were the birds that sang,
And spirits of Love were the stars that glowed,
And spirits of Peace were the streams that flowed
In that magical wood in the land of sleep.
– Sarojini Naidu
When you go for a walk, take seeds with you, poppies, rainbow chard, rocket. Plant them among the weeds in patches of wasteland. See what happens.
– Tom Hodgkinson
The great events of life often leave one unmoved; they pass out of consciousness, and, when thinks of them, become unreal. Even the scarlet flowers of passion seem to grow in the same meadow as the poppies of oblivion. We reject the burden of their memory, and have anodynes against them. But the little things, the things of no moment, remain with us. In some tiny ivory cell the brain stores the most delicate, and the most fleeting impressions.
– Oscar Wilde
Or, bide thou where the poppy blows With windflowers fail and fair.
– William C. Bryant
The poppies hung Dew-dabbled on their stalks.
– John Keats
Back in the late 70’s (or early 80’s?) I went swimming at Oak Creek Crossing in Sedona, Arizona. But I believe a few people thought a was exaggerating because much of the time Oak Creek Crossing is shallow and there’s no obvious place you can swim. Yet I recently discovered several photos that prove my case.
When I came here back in the 70’s I had Spiritual experiences here – and it was still pretty well unspoiled. I climbed up to Cathedral Rock and I felt like it was a secluded sacred moment – like nobody had ever been up here before. Now there are hiking trails that go up here and people all over the place. The Spell of Solitude is long gone.
But it’s beauty and mystique can never completely be destroyed.
The spectacular Silveradoensemble cast is revealed:
Here’s an alphabetical listing of opening SilveradoCredits and Billing:
Rosanna Arquette John Cleese Kevin Costner Brian Dennehy Scott Glenn Danny Glover Jeff Goldblum Linda Hunt Lawrence Kasdan Kevin Kline Question/Quiz:
The Quiz question is: Without looking below, what order would you Bill the above Actors in the opening Silverado Screen Credits? I ask this question because the Billing order is very often not what you’d figure it would be. Try this quiz and you’ll see.
To me the order of Billing is always interesting.
Who gets Top Bill? – and the succeeding order.
It’s often not what you would think it would be.
Screen Images rom “THE MOVIE STILLS COLLECTION” website: (http://annyas.com/screenshots/updates/silverado-1985-lawrence-kasdan/)
A Critical Showdown
Because of it’s eminent re-watchability
I place Silverado a Western Classic.
That’s how I judge these things.
Time usually tells the story.
IMDB: “7.2” Not bad.
I’m a big fan of Rotten Tomatoes Reviews
because they also show the ‘Audience Score’
who aren’t encumbered by intellect.
They just know what they like.
MetaCritic: “64” out of 100.
Audience: “8” out of 10.
The audience got it.
Kevin Costner & Modern West from their Album Untold Truths
I recently said some negative things about Kevin Costner on another Blog. I deeply regret those knee jerk remarks. Snap judgements. What do I really know about anybody else? Not a damn thing. I hope to become less judgmental in future.
And I really like what he says here. Not a bad song either.
Besides the world being turned upside down,
My personal life is changing as well.
I’d been wondering for a while if my time at Home Depot was winding down.
Was it over?
I didn’t know for sure.
What was the right thing to do? Right now?
It’s been 8 years and I can surely stay longer.
But THEN, my wife Rose came to me and said
“I want you to retire.”
That was a pretty direct answer to my question
I had never presented to her.
Other things happened:
My computer blew up.
I re-installed Win 10 and all my other stuff.
Then my monitor failed.
I went out and bought a new one.
I had been dreaming for a quite a while that I’d like to have a KIA Soul.
I just like that vehicle.
It suits me.
But I never really thought I would ever have one.
Then Rose noticed a great deal on a second-hand Soul.
We went and looked
It was immaculate.
Fully loaded – sun roof and everything.
We bought it. Rose and I aren’t rich. Money wise.
But I’m 72 now.
And I don’t plan and taking anything with me.
I just want to enjoy the last part of this lifetime.
” … But the real money for George didn’t come from box office receipts. Between 1977 and 1978, Star Wars sold $100 million worth of toys. 35 years later and Star Wars themed toys have generated $12 billion in revenue. Today, Star Wars licensed toys produce $3 billion a year in revenues. And keep in mind, after the first film George owned 100% of the rights to the entire franchise. The next five Star Wars movies would go on to earn an additional $3.5 billion at the box office. In total, the Star Wars empire has sold $4 billion worth of DVDs and VHS, $3 billion worth of video games, $2 billion worth of books and another $1.3 billion through various other licensing deals. That brings the grand grand revenue total after 35 years worth of Star Wars licensing to $27 billion. After expenses, taxes, fees, etc. George Lucas had earned himself an impressive $3.3 billion net worth by 2012. Then, Disney came calling.
Back in 2012, Disney paid George $4 billion to purchase the entire franchise outright …
… for that single brilliant decision made back in 1973. George Lucas essentially traded $350,000 for more than $5 billion.
George Lucas is a very rich man. In fact, out of all the extremely rich celebrities on the planet, George Lucas is the most extremely rich celebrity, with a personal net worth of $5.4 billion. ”
If this had all never really happened who would believe it ?