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The Coronaball Run, Day 7: Flagstaff to Los Angeles

Blowhard, Esq. writes: This is the seventh and final installment of my series about driving cross-country during the coronavirus crisis. Click here for first post, here for the second post, here for the third post, here for the fourth post, here … Continue reading

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Notes on “The Man from Laramie”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: As he does in all the Westerns he made with director Anthony Mann, James Stewart stalks through “The Man from Laramie” with wraith-like resoluteness. His Will Lockhart wears a brown, waist-length corduroy jacket, a battered hat, … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In Benson, Ruben Vega had to find the right church first, St. John the Apostle, then had to lie to the priest to get him to come from the priest house to the church to hear his confession. … Continue reading

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Two Movie Posters for “Johnny Guitar”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: American French (art by the great Constantin Belinsky)

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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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