My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

OK Corral Gunfight – some background The music is little heavy handed, but this is a pretty good little documentary on the OK Corral shootout … about 8 minutes long.

Took me longer than an ‘Hour‘ though …

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:

Rider in the Rain (Randy Newman) Admission: Free … Open Every Day …Boot Hill … Boot Hill… So Cold … So Still …Billy Clanton (in back) Gunfight at the OK Corral – Frankie Laine

Epic! The famous ‘Walk’ to the climactic gunfight at OK Corral ‘The Wild Bunch’ … doing ‘the Walk’?  You betcha! Intentional – or not (and I surely believe it was) Pekinpah’s Wild Bunch do ‘The Walk’

By Frank Prassel, University of Oklahoma Press 1972 Check Your Gun Mister Are We Safer than the Citizens of Dodge City? By Jim Higginbotham http://www.sightm1911.com/lib/rkba/check_gun.htm Sometimes the answers to seemingly complex social problems are hidden in plain sight. Social engineers, lawmakers and “experts” from all around spout off an endless stream of statistics to support …

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Gun laws were tougher in old Tombstone No need to check your firearm today in the Arizona town famed for the gunfight at the OK Corral. ORIGINALLY PRINTED JANUARY 23, 2011: By Bob Drogin, Los Angeles Times http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jan/23/nation/la-na-tombstone-20110123 Reporting from Tombstone, Ariz. — A billboard just outside this Old West town promises “Gunfights Daily!” and tourists line …

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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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“I AM smiling.”  A few moons back my ‘Gunfight at the OK Corral‘ page wuz completely bushwacked. By me. I lost the whole page. (And my temper). I wuz just trying to figure out how to adjust the line spacing on the page … when suddenly … something went terribly wrong … the whole page disappeared … into cyberset. (Cyberset is the Western equivalent of ‘riding off …

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In working on The Gunfight at the OK Corral page the question and inevitable comparisons arise between subsequent and previous versions of the ‘Earp Saga’ – as it has been called … My Darling Clementine; Gunfight at the OK Corral; Tomestone; Wyatt Earp (the movie) … What are my conclusions  ? Comments ? Firstly: Star Power. …

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Continuing to add pages to Gunfight at the OK Corral profile … Thing is … I keep finding new stuff … and changing things.  So I’m editing and adding new material as a go along. Combined with my inexperience at Blogging, it’s taking quite a bit of work and I’m only able to add 2 or …

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