My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

 

“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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Soundtrack A fistful of Dollars / Ennio Morricone A Fistful of Pesos ?? … From Wikipedia – The Online Encyclopedia: – 1964 – Clint Eastwood signed a contract for A Fistful of Dollars for $15,000 (US$112,403 in 2012 dollars) in wages for eleven weeks’ work, with a bonus of a Mercedes automobile upon completion. – Sergio Leone intended Henry …

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In rebuilding my ‘Gunfight at the OK Corral‘ page I got to thinking about Lancaster’s portrayal of Wyatt Earp. In earlier films Lancaster had become famous for his trademark smile – which he is said to have referred to as “the grin” – most obvious in ‘Vera Cruz’ (one of My Favorite Westerns). Therefore his stoic and stern portrayal of …

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