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Couldn’t Do It Today

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Slim Pickens’ demise in “Pat Garret & Billy the Kid” is probably my favorite movie death scene. Pickens, a cowboy-movie staple, was typically a farcical figure — the guy you’d laugh at between the shoot-outs and the daring feats of … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: People do not give it credence that a fourteen-year-old girl could leave home and go off in the wintertime to avenge her father’s blood but it did not seem so strange then, although I will say it did … Continue reading

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RIP Billy Jack

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I saw that Tom Laughlin died the other day. He was mostly known for playing Billy Jack in a series of films, the most famous being the first two: the 1967 “The Born Losers” and the 1971 “Billy Jack.” You … Continue reading

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Notes on Two Early Films by William Wyler

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: In 1929 William Wyler directed a treatment of Peter B. Kyne’s “Three Godfathers,” a Western story of redemption which has been filmed several times, notably by John Ford in the 1940s. Where Ford emphasizes the spiritual … Continue reading

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Paleo Retiree writes: Demographic milestone du jour. More. A nice tribute to the great Donald Westlake. Steve Sailer is at his droll/sly best in this posting about dual-language schooling. “Work it, white girl.” A wonderfully visual Best Western Movies list … Continue reading

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“Silver River”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I watched this mid-period Raoul Walsh western a while back on the recommendation of co-blogger Sax von Stroheim. It stars Errol Flynn as a disgraced Union officer who’s decided to live in a purely selfish manner. In … Continue reading

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