"Capt. Woodrow F. Call: I will not tolerate rude behaviour!"
Fortunately, Streets of Laredo is chock full of rude behaviour.
I selected this version of the very famous song The Streets of Laredo by Ed Bruce (http://www.edbrucemusic.com/) (writer of "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" and "You're the Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had") because Bruce is a close friend and co-hort of James Garner. And I like it.
I have no problem understanding what people like about McMurtry's writings: Lonesome Dove (1986 Pulitzer Prize winner) etc. of which Streets of Laredo is part of his enduring saga of Woodrow Call - and others - It's the people in his stories. They are fully realized and believable. Real. And we like them and admire them. His people are honest, hard working, caring, loyal, honest ... good people. Not perfect in any way - but good. They have standards and they have a code - and they stick by - and stick together. We come to care about them and relate quite a bit with them - I hope. McMurty's stories are good too - filled with these interesting characters and his great knack for excellent dialogue. No problem finding quotes in his writing.
Streets of Laredo is excellent. Streets of Laredo starts out with a coyote howling in the sunset and plaintive death march of the song Streets of Laredo ... giving a sense of loss - that something is ending rather than beginning. And in the opening scene we see the no longer young Woodrow Call (Garner) preparing for a journey ... his last quest ??
They don't usually make many posters and such for TV events (tell that to Game of Thrones) so we often have to rely on DVD covers and the like for any promotional images. As such:
Notice anything about one of these DVD images?
It's reversed. Yes. This is something that you encounter
very often on the internet - reversed images. Why? I don't know.
It's annoying. For one thing it's dishonest. Secondly, sometimes
you can't tell which is the honest/correct/original image.
Why do people do this? It can't be done accidentally.
It's a head scratcher ... ??
If interested in finding Streets of Laredo you'll have no problem - it's freely available on YouTube - all 3 parts in blazing Hi Res that you can watch right on your computer - though I downloaded it and Rose and I enjoyed watching it on her big screen TV.
That's enough for today ...