My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

Western Stunting 101: Elementary Western Stunt Horsemanship and Weapon Handling Cont … Stunt 2: Alright … your next Stunt is another location shot. It’s pretty simple – no riding or shooting involved. I just need you to climb out of the speeding stagecoach and get on it’s roof … nothin’ to it. What? You want a safety harness!!??? …

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Western Stunting 101  Read carefully: Stunting is dangerous. Injuries sustained by Yakima Canutt during his career: Rodeo (evidently a form of Stunting – or may lead to Stunting) While bulldogging in Idaho, Canutt’s mouth and upper lip were torn by a bull’s horn. After stitches, Canutt returned to the competition. It was not until a year …

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“For a director there are commercial rules that it is necessary to obey. In our profession, an artistic failure is nothing; a commercial failure is a sentence. The secret is to make films that please the public and also allow the director to reveal his personality.”  – John Ford  

Liberty Valance / Goodguys and Badguys …. Liberty Valance / Goodguys and Badguys … The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – John Wayne The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – Showdown The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – Showdown The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – Showdown

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) Trailer <iframe width=”640″ height=”360″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/bN0onE09-8c?feature=player_detailpage&#8221; frameborder=”0″> Reviews It’s often interesting to read reviews from when the time the film was originally released – and see how they bear up as to how the film is presently regarded. Several movies that are now regarded as Classics were savagely ripped …

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When you attend Art College, the first thing they do is take your colors away and lock ’em up. Then they hand you a black crayon and a piece of white paper and say: “Shut up and Draw, pardner.” And draw you do. In 1917 John Ford was handed a black crayon and a camera …

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In my study of Journalism, Graphic Design and Fine Arts, I learned a simple lesson: “Keep your mouth shut and let the pictures do the talking.” These ‘stills’ from My Darling Clementine speak loudly. My Darling Clementine probably contains more ‘Iconic Images’ than any other Western ever made. These are just a few:

“I am… a mushroom; On whom the dew of heaven drops now and then.” / John Ford Documentary Biography: Directed by John Ford (1971) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066997/ “You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart.” / John Ford John Ford Western Filmography Information edited from Screen Junkies: John Ford Western Movies – Jackie …

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Eagle Dance Song – Ronald Roybal – Native American Flute Music John Ford Point … Monument Valley “Director John Ford’s 1939 film Stagecoach, starring John Wayne, has had an enduring influence in making Monument Valley famous. After that first experience, Ford returned nine times to shoot Westerns — even when the films were not set …

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