My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

The Politics of Vera Cruz  It’s often the case that movies have a message that has gotten foggy over time. Vera Cruz was such a movie – with plenty to say about the politics in 1954. A director with a message – Reviewed by Glenn Erickson / DVD Savant http://www.dvdtalk.com/dvdsavant/s3559cruz.html Vera Cruz shows Robert Aldrich at his …

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I’m posting updates to my Vera Cruz page – slowly – as able. Right now I’m working on the wonderful Cast. Bios for Lancaster and Cooper are in MFW Cowboy Hall of Fame … and everybody else’s too. Below is the wonderful Cesar Romero … Onward ! Romero’s acting credits are so extensive I have refrained from …

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The Power of Projection ‘Projection’ they call it. Some actors have it. Most never will. It’s the ability to take a simple line of dialogue and make it sing; have impact; the knack of making a whisper into a shout. All the great Shakespearean actors have it: Olivier, Burton, Dench, Jacobi, O’Toole … YET … out of the …

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  “In Westerns you were permitted to kiss your horse, but never your girl.” “The general consensus seems to be that I don’t act at all”

Gary Cooper Inducted: MFW Cowboy Hall of Fame “The general consensus seems to be that I don’t act at all.” Gary Cooper Western Filmography The Virginian 1929 / Fighting Caravans 1931 / The Plainsman 1936 / The Cowboy and the Lady 1938 / Northwest Mounted Police 1940 / The Westerner 1940 / Along Came Jones …

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Guns … ever a controversy …  never a solution ?  In High Noon even Grace Kelly – a pacifist Quaker and sworn gun hater – eventually pulls a gun and kills somebody. God forbid that any of us should ever have to do such a thing … and in a perfect world guns wouldn’t exist. Unfortunately, this …

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Celebrating High Noon … Image Manipulations : MyFavoriteWesterns

Music: Original Soundtrack: Do Not Forsake Me – Tex Ritter  Video Clip: High Noon Intro … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKLvKZ6nIiA&feature=related

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