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  

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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